isn't quite so effortless!
The cardigan's worked top down, with raglan shaping. After separating sleeves you cast on for the front panels, which amounts to about six inches of stitches extra, on each front. This makes for practically a whole extra width you have to knit from the underarms down.
Last week I started the bottome ribbing. 2x2 ribbing over a woder than usual garment (the fronts should hand down when finised, I hope)and it's for three inches. After tha I picked up and knitted more 2x2 ribbing on both fronts, for three inches each front. And then the collar. Again, more than I'd expected with those wide front panels.
This was taken yesterday afternoon. It's a bit bunched up because of all of those collar stitches!
The collar takes up quite a bit of yarn. This much
How do I know that? Because, just before bedtime, as I was casting off, I caught the working end of yarn and the cast off started unzipping. About a dozen stiches just laddered. This is fairly sticky yarn and it took me by surprise. I tried to repair it, but I wasn't happy with the results especially as it's right on the front! So I've frogged that collar.
I'm pretty fed up with ribbing so I may tacle the sleeves next, for a change. It would be great to get this off the needles and worn whilst our cold snap lasts.