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The pattern for my green cardigan is available today, and I’m also announcing a knit-along for it starting September 15th! The KAL will run until October 30th at which point you should share pictures of your FO in the Untangling Knots group on Ravelry to be eligible to win some cool prizes. Three winners will be randomly selected from those who have completed their sweater on time and will win either three of my patterns of their choosing or a copy of my colorwork e-book which will be released in a few weeks.

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Although I’m giving a month and a half for the KAL, this cardigan is a surprisingly quick knit. I made this sample in about three weeks, and one of my test knitters completed hers just two weeks. The cardigan features my usual seamless constructions method. The body is knit from the top down in one piece, and the sleeves are picked up and shaped with short rows. The easy to memorize all over lace pattern is added in as it fits with stockinette used where it doesn’t. You can read more details on Ravelry.

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When knit in the recommended yarn, Berroco Blackstone Tweed, it’s the perfect sweater for transitional weather. It’s nice and cozy, but it weighs next to nothing so it makes the perfect cardigan to keep on hand as the weather cools down. I love mine so much that I’ll be knitting another one in a different color of the same yarn during the KAL.

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You can purchase the pattern at 20% off with the coupon code HETTYKAL13. To sign up for the KAL, just leave a comment on the thread in the Untangling Knots group. If you’d like to spread the word about it, you can grab one of the badges below.

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19 Comments

  • Ahh, it’s so pretty!!! I can’t wait to knit this one up. I’m not sure if I can make the knitalong because I promised myself I was going to knit From A to Z next (after I finish my current project, that is!), but maybe this one can cut in line 🙂 Either way, it’ll hit my needles eventually!

  • Argh, on one hand, a knitalong might spur me to actually finish a sweater (I’m partway through Chuck right now). I’m such a slow knitter, but a knitalong could keep me going. But argh I’m so broke and the only yarn I have on hand is the purple Cascade 220 that I bought to make Agatha. Ahhhhhhh DECISIONS.

  • This is really pretty. I was just about to get the Agatha pattern but now considering getting this one and joining the knit a long instead, might keep me on track for getting something finished quicker than my current project. I have some Aran weight in my stash, ahh…decisions, decisions!

  • I would love to participate, Andi, but I have never worked on a cardigan before… Do you think I could still knit along?
    Thanks, and congratulations on another gorgeous pattern!
    Ledys

    • It’s hard for me to guess! It’s really about your pattern reading skills. The sweater is fairly straight forward, but keeping track of the lace repeats while doing everything else could be challenging for some knitters.

  • Has anyone actually tested the Plus sizes, or are they just estimates based on the standard sizing? I really want to make a sweater and I’m capable, but I’ve always hesitated because I’m nervous about the fit in larger sizes. Any thoughts?

    • I worked with the same standard sizes as I do on all of my patterns. I use the craft yarn council standards like Knitty and many other publications. This particular pattern was not test knit in the larger sizes because no one volunteered to, although many of my other patterns have been, but I also don’t believe in test knitting to confirm fit because body types vary, and I’d have to have hundreds of people knit each size to average out outliers and get anything close to the accuracy of sizing and fit information as I get from the standards.

    • Blocked! Gauge is always given blocked in my patterns, but it’s especially important for this one if you’re using the recommended yarn because it changed quite a bit for me.

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