It’s July. And it’s been super hot around here. In fact, we’re looking at temperatures close to 100F in the next few days! If you’re experiencing a similar phenomenon where you live, chances are you don’t want to think about a working with a pile of wool on your lap. I get it. And to you I say: just bookmark this page, and set yourself a reminder to revisit it in September, when the weather is more civil 😁
If you’re still with me, great! And to you, intrepid knitting soul, I say: check out my new design!
The Short Sleeved Fireside Cardigan
I first came up with this design and knit it back in December. It was originally going to have long sleeves, but I was running out of wool and time before Christmas to get it done, and I made an executive decision to go short. I like it with short sleeves. It makes it wearable between seasons, or in cold weather when paired with a long t-shirt, as I did in these pictures.
I whipped up the matching buttons in polymer clay. It’s so handy to be able to do that. (There are various button-making tutorials around this site, if you’re up for the same.)
I took the glamour shots in February, but by then some of the finer points of constructing this design had slipped my mind. I didn’t feel comfortable publishing the pattern anymore. So I set it aside.
The Long Sleeved Fireside Cardigan
Now, late June seems like an odd time to suddenly decide to knit another prototype. But in my defense, I had just found out my Summer vacation was probably going to be a bit chilly. Of course I needed to knit a cozy sweater to come with me on the trip!
I did this one with long sleeves, and buttons from my grandmother’s collection, and I think it’s going to be a lovely addition to my suitcase. Now, if you ever doubt my dedication to you, just know that I modeled this sweater outside on a 90F-degree day – just so I could show it to you in beautiful natural light. See how much I 😍 you?
Thanks, as always, for your support of my pattern-making! If you have any questions about this design (or any of my other tutorials and patterns), please don’t hesitate to ask.