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My First Cardigan

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My First Sweater taught by Amy Ross

If you can knit and purl, you can make an amazing first sweater you'll love to wear. Knit along with Amy Ross to create a classic raglan pullover or a cute cardigan.

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Category Knitting
Type Clothing
Yarn Weight Worsted (10 ply)
Sizing Women
Style Casual, Classic, Traditional
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What needles did you use? US 6 / 4.0 mm / UK 8

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What materials did you use? This is a similar cardigan with raglan sleeves, but I didn't like the lace raglan detail for the cardigan. I also skipped the ribbing detail for the edging and knitted in stockinette instead.

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What are you most proud of? Since I've finished this cardigan, I've been wearing it all over town. It's a nice transitional piece, and no need to pull up the "sleeves," since it's the perfect 3/4 length. (Which means I can wash my hands and dishes without soaking the cardigan cuffs).

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I love the idea of three quarter sleeves. Love your design. Would like to make it.

10/31/2014 Flag

It's a free pattern, I hope you do get around to making it!

12/15/2014 Flag

Like the neck, how did you do that?

02/15/2015 Flag

Knit double the size of the neck height, then fold over and blanket stitch down to the neck seam. Essentially, you are doubling the thickness of the neck, creating more structure.

02/21/2015 Flag

Love the shaping of the sweater, how did you figure the right amount?

03/03/2015 Flag

In my mind, "shaping" can be done three ways, using short rows, using different sized needles, or in this case, allowing the fabric to "drape." The weight of the yarn is draping the figure. The cardigan can't be too tight nor too loose to achieve this.

03/04/2015 Flag