A bunch of us over at the elann chat site are doing a KAL of the Chic Knits Ribby Cardi.
I'm knitting mine with Louisa Harding Kashmir Aran in Jalapeno for the body and Avocado for the sleeves. Kashmir Aran is a luscious blend of merino, microfiber and cashmir. It is sooo nice in the hands and knits up beautifully into an elastic, slightly textured fabric with wonderful drape.
This is the back of my Ribby. The colour is more accurate in the above photo than in this one. I tried taking the picture on three different surfaces, and the colour kept coming out wrong. Must be the light.
Pattern: I'm knitting the plain panelled Ribby with rolled collar and zipper
Size: the smallest size (34/35" bust)
Needles: size seven (4.5mm) and 8 (5mm) bamboo straight needles
Gauge: 19 stitches and 26 rows = 4" with bigger needles
I knit 3 1/2" of bottom rib and then a total of 13" of body before casting off under the arms. I worked the raglan decreases according the the pattern instructions. Total back length is 21." I used 3 1/3 balls of Kashmir Aran to knit the back.
I'm working on a sleeve now.
Welcome to all who would like to Ribby along with us! Please leave a comment to tell me what you are doing with your Ribby.