WIP Wed: Rocky Coast Cardigan

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I’ve been trying to fit in some time on my Rocky Coast Cardigan from Coastal Knits, but it’s been difficult lately. Life has been pretty hectic- lots of homework, my classes are spread all over campus so there’s a lot more travel time, I’m hooked into a pretty good book and so many events are going on right now. It’s my school’s charter day this weekend, where we recognize the signing of our royal charter. Yes, you read that right: my AMERICAN University has a royal charter. In fact, it’s the only University in America that has one. Go us!

Sorry about the bad light, this was taken at 7:00 before I headed over to the school of education for the day...

So, this weekend there’s a concert, and a speech by our newest chancellor that I am really, really excited to go see. Plus, CNN is filming on our campus! Here’s a little mini-contest for you guys. Anyone who leaves a comment guessing my school correctly can get a free version of any of my paid patterns (right now I only have one up, but if you wait a couple of weeks, there will be at least one more). I think that I can find a way on ravelry to use some sort of coupon code, instead of just gifting you a patter, so you can use it whenever you want. Googling is permissible…so good luck!

a little bit of a closer up of the awesome stitch pattern...

Unfortunately, all of that does not equal me getting a lot of knitting done. What little bit of TV time I’ve had has usually been more ‘pass out and stare at a screen for 45 min.’ more than knitting time. Still, worsted weight yarn on size 10.5US needles makes for some pretty quick knitting, even with the cable pattern every 4 rows. I’m almost to the end of the patterned part of the body, which has me really excited. If you remember, I have a kind of strange yarn combination. I have 350g of reddish Galway Highland Heather that I frogged from a really, really ill-fitting cardigan, plus an extra 100g of the same yarn in a lightish brown color. My game plan is to use the red on the body and sleeves, with the brown for the ribbing on the bottom and the shawl collar/button band. So, after I get to the bottom of the pattern I’m going to utilize my super-awesome Knit Picks Interchangeable Needles in a new way: I’m going to unscrew the tips and use the little stopper things that they come with to basically turn my cable into a stitch holder. That way I can move on to the sleeves, trying to use up all of my red yarn before I switch to the brown. I’m slightly afraid that I’ll run out of brown, so I may have to extend the red and shorten up the ribbing. All in all, I have about 50g more yarn than the pattern calls for, but I don’t know what color that’s in, if that makes any sense. I’ve tried to see if anyone has done their ribbing in a different color on ravelry, but with upwards of 400 projects it’s a little hard to browse…

If you’re looking for more WIP Wed. posts, check out Tami’s. Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to enter the contest!

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