My Finished Sunburst Cardigan

Remember when I was sharing a cardigan from sketch to sweater? I finished it way back in April, but I was so busy working on new things for fall that it got tossed in the button-and-block pile after I bound off, and I forgot to share it here! I’ve been working hard on having plenty of new releases for later this year, and that means I’m churning through knitting projects so quickly that I forget to stop and share what I’m up to.

So here is this beauty that I knit it using Hazel Knits Lively DK. It was inspired by vintage sunburst clocks and mirrors, and creating the motifs was a fun challenge. Originally I planned on just using eyelets, but it was impossible to get the 45 degree angles quite right because of the differences between a stitch’s height and width. The blank spaces between the eyelet lines called attention to the differences and needed to get filled in with more angled lines, but more eyelets wouldn’t work. Then I combined slip stitches and mini cables with the eyelets to add more lines and got it just right.

In my original sketch, I planned on adding motifs to the elbows, but after adding considering how many sweater elbows I’ve worn through in the last couple of years and how much easier stockinette is to repair, I decided to skip the elbow details. Other than that, I think it looks pretty dang close to my sketch! I’m really happy with how it turned out.





9 responses to “My Finished Sunburst Cardigan”

  1. Corinne L. Rios

    Beautiful! Love the fit!

    1. Cheryl

      Love it!


    I love this! Such a beautiful sweater and the color is just right 🙂

  3. Rosemary Johnson

    The sweater is beautiful, and you look gorgeous in it. Great work!

  4. Deborah Ward

    What a delightful cardigan!

  5. Mary A. Durfey

    Very beautifully designed and knitted!!

  6. Yvonne

    I love it! Is the pattern going to be sold on Ravelry or do I have to buy a specific magazine?

  7. That’s a lovely cardigan. I just love the detail in the neck!

  8. This is soooo beautiful. The small but clever positioned sunrays and the coral yarn, the darker buttons – wow. And it suits you perfectly <3

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