Eris is back

Way back in May 2008 I started knitting a cardigan. I worked on it from May to October, then shelved it. I couldn’t figure out how the stitches at the bottom got cast off. I wanted to wear it, but I was stuck.

This year I resolve to complete it. Thanks to knitting the Spiraluscious cowl (twice), I figured out what the pattern wanted. The Eris pattern was perfectly clear but I couldn’t visualise it until after I’d done the cowl bind off because a similar thing is going on. The short row cables and the curled-under hem look fantastic.

Eris left front cabled corner.

Now I can do the right front corner to match this one, and figure out what I want to do with the sleeves. Floppy sleeves are bad, but I need to be able to wear long sleeves under Eris. A sleeve seam would give stability, rather than knitting them in the round. Floppy cuffs are the worst thing ever, I plan to tweak the sleeve decreases to get smaller cuffs. I’m wearing this in 2010.


  1. Re: the sleeves, assuming that you haven’t already got a plan, could you knit them in the round and then do a line or two of single crochet down the insides to make faux-hems for stability?

    (This post brought to you by my hatred of mattress stitch.)

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