Do you remember last year when we crocheted a hexagon blanket together? Well, I’m in the mood to do something like that again.
January and February are the perfect months to work on an ambitious project, I think. It helps take one’s mind off of winter (and its tendency to drag on and on and on and on…) Plus, playing with yarn is a fabulous way to stay cozy and warm during these cold months.
I propose we knit cardigans together. As you may know, I have a new pattern in the works. (This post is illustrated with examples from the two versions I have knit so far.) You will be welcome to knit any top-down cardigan you like, but I’ll be tailoring my posts to the Everyday Cardigan.
While I won’t be teaching you to knit if you don’t already know how, I will be linking to relevant YouTube videos that show you the basic techniques, and I’ll share some in-progress shots of my own previous cardigans, as well as a new one I’ll be working on along with you.
Also, I plan to share a cap-sleeve vest modification as we go, so feel free to try that, if long sleeves are not your thing.
I’ll be finishing up the PDF this week, and will have it available for you to buy before the first knit-along post goes up next Monday.
The pattern will be available in the following chest sizes: 32 (34, 36, 40, 42, 44, 48)”
If you want to gather your supplies before Monday, you will need:
- Cascade 220 (100% Peruvian Highland wool, 220yds/100g): 5 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, ) skeins. Feel free to substitute a similar yarn – I’ve successfully used Berroco Vintage, for example.
- One set of 5 US #7 double point needles, one US #7 (4.5mm) 32″ or larger circular needle, and one US G (4mm) crochet hook. Change needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.
- Notions: Five 3/4″ buttons, yarn needle, scissors, stitch markers, 2 yards of waste yarn for holding stitches.
If you’d like to do some swatching before we begin (and I recommend that you do), you’re aiming for the following gauge: 20 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette stitch with #7 circular needle.
If you’ve got any questions, feel free to ask in the comments!
Feel free to pass this along to a friend. It’s going to be fun 🙂