It's done! I'm very happy with how it turned out. I actually finished it "on time", even! But then it took awhile to get the photo....but here it is!
I love this as a cardigan. Beautiful!
Wow, how did you go about turning it into a cardigan? It looks wonderful!
It wasn't hard to make a cardi....to start with, don't join the rows. Work up to the armholes. NOW you have to do some counting....stitch markers help a lot! Count in from both edges as far as it says for the fronts, and place markers. Count between markers to figure out where the middle of the back is (marker), then count each way from there and mark the back armhole point. Work the back as per instructions, then each front. Sew shoulders.
The trim bands were a bit tricky, but basically you start at center back neck, work to the front edge, sc, ch 1, sc in the corner stitch, to turn the corner, then work down the front to the bottom, same thing there, at the corner. Continue around to back neck, join, turn, work as before untill you come to the bottom corner.
Here's the tricky part--since the bottom band is wider than the neck band, you have to add rows. Luckily, it counts out just fine. Work across the bottom, turn and work back acros the bottom 2 times, then continue around to the back neck, join, turn..... You'll add rows at the bottom edge every time until your last round, which will go all the way around. So, 3 rows across the bottom on every "round". Somewhere in there (rnd 4?) you'll need to add buttonholes. I put two in the bottom band, fairly close together, then evenly-space up to the neck. Be sure to allow room for more rows at top and bottom--you have to work the buttonholes close to the edges, since there will be more rows added later.
I posted a pic of the lower edge, with the buttonholes and mitering. Hope it shows up here!
Oops....photo went to "Member Projects" instead of this page. You can see it there!
yes i also say that its a nice looking great in this beautiful cardigan.
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oh wow that was a great idea with changing it to a open front :)