The Wave Cardigan is the primary reason I bought the Knit Real Shetland book. I’d pondered it for years and decided early last fall to just jump in the water.
Once I made the decision I was quickly putting together a kit for myself. (There are a few kits on the LCK website too.)
Within days it was swatched.
By September 1st it was on the needles.
I loved working on this sweater. The five round/six stitch repeat made it a good travel project once I had established the pattern and had it memorized. Of the five rounds, two are solid and two are *k3 of shade A, k3 of shade B*. There’s really only one round where I had to pay attention and it had a nice rhythm that was easy to learn.
The only part that slowed me down was knitting the second sleeve. Second Sleeve Syndrome is a lot like Second Sock Syndrome for some knitters.
There are a few modifications on my Wave Cardigan and I tried something new at the color changes which I’ll show in a later post.
But for now – check out this fun cardigan as it dries on my jumper board!
A jumper – or wooly – board is a fairly simple apparatus that many Shetlanders use to dry and block sweaters. It allows the garment to stand upright as it dries, which in turn means that with the increased air flow the sweater dries quickly.
I’ve seen many photos of knitters using cotton to lace the bottom edge to the foundation of the frame to help stretch the sweater lengthwise. As you can see in these photos I used small quilting clamps to close the front and larger ones to make sure the front and back hems block at the same length.
Follow along and in a day or so I’ll show the buttons, trim, and a few other details.