Wednesday, February 24, 2010


My Ravelympics cardigan Amelia is all done. It was a quick and very enjoyable knit and the FO is perfect in its size and everything :) The yarn, Araucania Nature wool Solid is also very nice.

The few modifications that I did to the pattern were:
1. I used 5 sts instead of 4 for the front garter band as some had mentioned problems with the thin band folding in.
2. I added two inches to cardigan length.
3. Instead of binding off the sts at the neckline and than picking up sts for the neck band, I simply picked sts up at the fronts and decreased the rest of sts to the neck band specifications.

Another plus of this knit was that I was able to read while knitting and so finished my first book of my 2010 reading list.


  1. Congratulations to the new cardigan.Very very nice.

  2. Your Amelia turned out beautifully. Congrats on finishing your Ravelympics project and a book to boot.

  3. Now I am curious to know if you don't mind me asking, what did you read?

  4. Assalaam-o-Alaikom Aishah, I read Urdu version of Ar-Raheeq Al-Makhtum (The Sealed Nectar): Biography of the Prophet (SAW).