March 29, 2016

Barbara's Quick Cardigan


Sometimes I just need a quick project, something that's not likely to get set aside because there doesn't appear to be an end in sight.

One Friday night I really needed to cast on a a quick new project.  I chose the Short Sleeve Quick Knitted Cardigan by A Crafty House.  The pattern calls for super bulky yarn to be knit on size 17 needles.  I don't have super bulky yarn stashed, but two strands of worsted in an especially cheerful color fit the bill nicely.

The project took about two weeks to complete.  I had the perfect vintage buttons also in my stash.  When the sweater gapped in the spaces between the buttonholes, even though I used grosgrain ribbon to stabilize the button band, I sewed that part of the sweater closed.  It's extremely wearable sweater, perfect for the transitional weather between seasons.

5 comments:

ladyhawthorne said...

It looks perfect on you and the color is fabulous.

Moira said...

Love the cardigan! Wish I knew how to knit well enough to make one for myself.

Debra Lynn Dixon said...

That's a great color and good use for the vintage buttons!

Judy S. said...

Very nice! Love the buttons. I am working on just the opposite, a very slow sweater... I should try yours!

Suztats said...

You look great in your new sweater! Love the vintage buttons and the short sleeves. I like the style.