My Green Cardigan


I have to admit that this isn’t really a recent FO. I finished this sweater a couple weeks ago, and if you read Katie Canavan’s blog, you might have seen this sweater already because I wore it when we got breakfast while she was visiting Seattle! I wore it nonstop that week, but then I realized that I had better stop wearing it so much until I got some good pictures of it. I’m surprised by how easily this sweater has fit into my wardrobe. I didn’t expect to wear it so much!


The yarn is Berroco Blackstone Tweed, and it’s fascinating yarn. It looks pretty drab and sad while you’re knitting with it, but it blooms and perks up when you block it. I knit this on 5mm needles, and I liked the final look, but was a bit worried that the gauge was too loose, despite what my blocked swatch indicated. It all worked out in the end. The final fabric has a slight halo and nice drape, and it’s super light but still quite warm.


For the shaping, I just switched to stockinette when I ran out of room for a lace repeat. I thought it was a rather inelegant solution, but I actually really like the way it looks now that the sweater is done. There were lots of things I was unsure about when making this sweater, but now that it’s done, I love everything about it.






15 responses to “My Green Cardigan”

  1. Claudia

    Hi Andi!

    I think this sweater is gorgeous and looks great on you! Is this one of your patterns? I would love to create this sweater. ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. It’s a pattern I’m working on. It should be out in late summer/early fall.

      1. Claudia

        Yaaay! Excited for it. Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Constance

    This is stunning! I love this! I am looking forward to the pattern ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. It looks great – nice work!

  4. Love the lace on this one Andi!

  5. Oh no, I accidentally leaked pictures of your new sweater!! It’s really gorgeous, though, and I love the look of the st st on the sides!

    1. Haha! I don’t think it counts as leaking if it wasn’t secret to start with.

  6. Gorgeous work! Also that color goes very nice with color of your hair, I think! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. I absolutely love this one. The color is beautiful, and the lace is so feminine! Perfect.

  8. This is so cute! The lace adds something different and pretty, but it’s casual enough to wear with lots of different things!

  9. I adore everything about this cardigan! ๐Ÿ™‚ I cannot wait to knit my own! *hint hint * Test knitter *hint hint*

  10. Alright! You have a green sweater now. I like how you resolved the lace space issue. It fits quite well into the sweater.

  11. Hannah

    Wow. This is easily my ideal sweater. How beautiful! It makes me want to relearn how to knit, despite how hot it is in Texas right now

  12. kang hui jeoung

    How are you?
    I’m from South Korea who is knitting,,,
    It is really a cardigan that wait
    Come on I want to make is,,,
    The day I hope you come soon …

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