WIP: Basket Case Cardigan

Ever since my do-nothing break, I’ve been knitting fairly often, if not every day. And I’ve made good progress on the sleeves.

I’m knitting both sleeves simultaneously. I usually work with a single long circular needle and knit both sleeves on it, but my long needles set doesn’t contain the 4.5mm needles that I need – it has two 4mm ones instead. Boo. So I used two shorter circular needles instead.

Basket Case Cardigan | Anita

Call me paranoid, but I don’t really trust that the circumferences of the two needles match exactly. So to prevent infinitesimal changes in row heights accumulating into a noticeable difference over the sleeve length, I swap the needles every few rounds.

I tried out the sweater in its current state, and it feels pretty good. I move to the lower body after I complete the sleeves, and it’ll be a nice change from basketweave to ribs. I do hope I’ll have enough yarn left for a fairly long sweater…

10 thoughts on “WIP: Basket Case Cardigan

  1. It is coming along nicely, Anita. I think it is wise to take the extra precaution of swapping needles from time to time. I would hate to see you make great progress only to have asymmetrical arms. The yarn is lovely.

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    1. Ever since that one time I felt one sleeve was slightly longer than the other – this was when I used to knit sleeves one at a time – I’ve been doing all I can to make sure my brain has no chance of nitpicking at sleeves 😉

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      1. I was folding a pair of socks I knit and one looked shorter than the other, but I take much comfort in the fact that they are identical. I try to do things two at a time whenever I can. My brain doesn’t nitpick as much as it totally stops functioning!!

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    1. Ah, I’m not planning on playing yarn chicken this time. 🙂 The yarn is definitely enough for my normally preferred sweater length – I’d just like to see if I can knit a slightly longer one! 🙂


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