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.