Finished Project: Knit Night Cardigan

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Pattern: Whole Wheat Cardigan
Yarn: Sublime Yarns Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK (#162 Pinkaboo)
Needle: US 9

Jeans: Gap
Watch: Michael Kors
Sneakers: Reebok

I started this sweater what…two years ago???  Yeah, umm…I got distracted, let’s call it that!  Me Made May this year kicked my butt into gear – I really wanted to finish this sweater to wear with some of my dresses, and I’m finishing up a Ginger skirt right now that goes perfectly with this color.  A cropped sweater like this really pairs well with a fit-and-flare dress.

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I blame it on the fact that I HATE seaming sweaters.  Hate hate hate.  Which is crazy, because I sew, but there’s something about sewing up sweaters that’s just plain NOT FUN.  It’s irrational, I know, whatever.  So this guy sat in my knitting bag for the last year, just waiting to be blocked and sewn together.  But now that it is, I think it’s one of my favorite hand-knit sweaters to date (but my Owls is still my all-time favorite, hands down).

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Honestly, not a complicated knit, but I did have to be mindful of where I was with the pattern.  I may have done the stitch pattern on the fronts incorrectly – I’m not sure if they’re supposed to mirror each other?  I actually noticed it as I finished binding off for the second side.  It doesn’t seem necessary to have them mirror, but if that floats your boat, it’s totally possible.

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I lucked out on the buttons, too!  White buttons would have looked way too twee, and these pink ones are a pretty close match.

Is Me Made May motivating you to finish any WIPs that are lying around?



  1. May 13, 2014 / 1:28 pm

    Super cute sweater! It's all kinds of practical yet completely fun! (This is the kind of thing that almost makes me want to learn to knit, but I really don't need another ever growing list of projects and supplies to buy.) I love the interesting cable pattern on it!

  2. Victoria
    July 12, 2014 / 8:34 am

    I really want to make this. Is the pattern all written out, I have not used a charted pattern yet …

    • July 13, 2014 / 5:33 pm

      It's charted, and it' a little confusing…I'd recommend trying out another pattern that's charted before tackling this one. It's only a 4 row chart, but I scratched my head trying to figure out the instructions.

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