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Featherweight Cardigan
February 2012
March 2012
Project info
Featherweight Cardigan
Featherweight Cardigan by Hannah Fettig
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine
857 yards in stash
2.02 skeins = 874.7 yards (799.8 meters), 202 grams

Sweater #4 out of 12 (for my 12 in 2012 plan).
2/7/12 - swatching. Got 23 st = 4in on 6s. My swatch really softened and evened out nicely after wet blocking: a good sign for the final product.

Slow going, but I expected that of this project, I’m working on it in between other projects. Hannah’s patterns are written so well- I really appreciate that!

2/22/12 -Am a few inches away from finishing the body. I’m eager to see how this fits me (that’s the beauty of a top down sweater! Love the color of this yarn. Hoping I can finish the whole thing soon so that I can wear it in March (post-baby).

So once again the sleeves seem wide. Now my gauge is a little bit bigger (23st instead of 24 st), however the sleeve seemed so much larger than I ever expected. I ripped back the sleeve and made some changes.


  1. Added 2 inches to length of st st section before ribbing (total length of back from underarm 13 inches)
  2. After the 1st decrease on each sleeve, I decreased 2 sts on every 7th row until 52 sts remained, then knit in single rib for 2 inches. This makes a slimmer sleeve- much needed.

3/1/12- done. Finished it in a couple of weeks (while knitting other projects simultaneously). The sleeves look SO much better. I chose to do the stockinette stitch collar instead of the ribbed one. I know it will roll- I’m a-ok with this… after looking at so many project pictures I felt that the st st collar was more interesting than the ribbed one. Will block it tomorrow and take pictures then.

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by Berroco
50% Wool, 30% Nylon, 20% Alpaca
433 yards / 100 grams
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  • Originally queued: May 13, 2011
  • Project created: February 7, 2012
  • Finished: March 2, 2012
  • Updated: November 30, 2012
  • Progress updates: 5 updates