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Everyday Cardigan KAL: finishing up!

Everyday Cardigan complete!

Everyday Cardigan complete!

Everyday Cardigan complete!

Everyday Cardigan KAL: Finishing the Body, at Polka Dot Cottage

So, you should be finished knitting at this point, and after all of that work you are probably eager to put it on and wear it around town! I don’t blame you. I’m like that, too.

Still, there are just a few steps left to complete before you can go anywhere: you need to weave in the ends, and you need to sew on the buttons. And technically, you should block it too. Blocking relaxes the fibers and it also gives you an opportunity to stretch the sweater to meet the correct measurements, if it doesn’t already.

I’ve included some videos below to help you with this process.

Video: Weaving in Ends from Very Pink Knits
Video: Sewing Buttons from Berroco Yarn
Video: Angela Learns to Block from KnitPicks

Don’t forget, I’ve put together this YouTube playlist to take you through all of the steps of knitting this sweater. So, if you forget how to do a particular step, you can take a look at that.

That, my friends, is pretty much it. I hope you add this project to your Ravelry queue, so I can see how you’re doing. I check over there from time to time, and it’s such fun to see the sweaters develop!


Please let me know if you have any questions about this sweater, and I will do my best to answer them. Thanks for purchasing the pattern and for knitting along with me!



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2 thoughts on “Everyday Cardigan KAL: finishing up!

  1. I really think this sweater is delightful! I am thinking that I would like it to hit high higher at the neckline – any suggestions?

    1. Glad you like it!

      I would cast on a smaller number of stitches, knit about an inch, increase the number of stitches it would take to reach the cast-on amount for your size, and then continue with the pattern as written.

      That is entirely off the top of my head, though, and I can’t really be specific with numbers unless I were to sit down with my spreadsheet and really hash it out. Hopefully I’ve given you enough of a starting point so that you can just run with it! 🙂

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