I finished my third Camp Loopy project about a week ago, and have worn it several times already. It's the perfect lightweight summer cardigan, to throw on for just a bit of coverage with lots of lacy holes to let the breezes through.
This cardi was really quick and fun and easy (a wonderful combination.) You begin on the back, by knitting a rectangular lace panel. After a couple of repeats, I had the pattern memorized, which meant that I basically didn't need to refer to the pattern at all for the rest of the cardigan, save for points where I pick up stitches or bind off a certain number, etc. You pick up stitches for the back from that panel, and cast on a bunch for the front, then knit the lace until you get to the side seam, where you do a three-needle bind off and then proceed to knit the sleeve in the round. After doing both sides, you pick up stitches to knit the bottom half of the body down toward the hem. I didn't actually worry about the measurement there, but just knit it to the length I thought was right for me. Then you pick up stitches again for the ribbed button band. But no buttons, so no buttonholes! So easy.
It took me just over two weeks to knit the whole thing, and I enjoyed it a lot. I am actually considering ordering another 3 skeins in a different
colour, to make the cropped one that I wanted in the first place.
3 days ago