Geodesic Cardigan

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I’m making my first garment, which in and of itself is a challenge. I have a very short attention span so knitting large objects tends to not go so well for me. I have the same problem with scarves, even. Enter the Geodesic Cardigan [my project page]. It’s cute, it’s big, it takes some effort. It’s everything I’m bad at.


But, I’m doing it as a knitalong with some awesome folks at Knitting Bee, which has gone a long way towards keeping me motivated, even though I’m way behind pretty much everybody else. I knit a little slow.

I love the sweater and I’m excited to be done, but I think this may have been a poor choice as a first garment for me.

It starts off by casting on a billion teeny tiny stitches with teeny tiny yarn on relatively big needles, which is horribly awkward at first. Then it’s really boring for 3 inches, slightly less boring for something like 7 inches… then becomes amazingly difficult (for me anyway) because there’s suddenly 4 things you have to keep track of at once. As if I know how to plan!

I just got to the increases and am close to the first tuck. I’m a little panicked, to be honest.

But the yarn knits up soooo soft and I really want to wear the sweater, so I will persevere! It’s getting harder and harder not to put it down and start making Que Sera, which seems easier and faster, though.

Anybody else making/made the Geo that has some tips for keeping track of where I am? Anybody else in the same “I can’t focus” boat?

cardigan, garment, in progress, personal project

5 Responses to Geodesic Cardigan

  1. Sarah May 19, 2010 at 3:47 pm #

    Ooh, I feel you. I’m on my third attempt at this tank top and I’m making myself stay with it. I LOVE that cardi by the way. I hope you finish it, the color is beautiful and I’m sure it will look awesome when it’s done! :D


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