Grandpa Cardigan
Finished
September 27, 2021
October 4, 2021

Grandpa Cardigan

Project info
Douglas Cardi by Andrea Mowry
Knitting
SweaterCardigan
Annie
1
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
18 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Measured over stockinette stitch knit flat with the Main Fabric needle, after blocking.
1,188 yards
Baa Ram Ewe Dovestone Natural Aran
1 skein = 186.0 yards (170.1 meters), 100 grams
3
Brown
Berroco Ultra® Wool
1.1 skeins = 240.9 yards (220.3 meters), 110 grams
Black
Berroco Ultra® Wool
1 skein = 219.0 yards (200.3 meters), 100 grams
Gray
Knit Picks Simply Wool Worsted
0.7 skeins = 152.6 yards (139.5 meters), 70 grams
Natural/Undyed
Rowan Pure Wool Superwash Worsted
0.5 skeins = 109.5 yards (100.1 meters), 50 grams
Natural/Undyed
Uncommon Threads Yarn in Los Altos, California
Sincere Sheep Bannock
1 skein = 280.0 yards (256.0 meters)
Green
Uncommon Threads Yarn in Los Altos, California
Notes

This is my second Douglas Cardigan in two weeks. One for me, one for my granddaughter--I’ll let her choose. My next one is going to be a solid color, longer, puffier, no buttons or pockets and made with Rowan Kid Classic in Bittersweet. May start that today and finish in one week if I go as quickly as my previous two!

The pattern calls for knitting the button band separately and sewing on after. I try to avoid sewing whenever I can so instead I picked up stitches for the button band, 3 for every 4 for the center bands and then picked up each stitch on the back neck, and did a k2p2 ribbing. I made the ribbing a bit over two inches wide. I made 5 buttonholes evenly spaced between the start of the V and the hem. Buttonholes were made in the middle of the button band by casting off two stitches, then casting them on again on the following row. I cast off knitwise on the right side for a clean finish. Also, no pockets.

Very nicely written pattern with endless possibilities. I was lucky to be able to use my stash for the entire sweater. I ran out of white so did have to supplement with two other whites from my stash, (one was an unknown) but I don’t think you can tell the difference between them.

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Finished
September 27, 2021
October 4, 2021
 
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  1. everyday cardigan
  2. fast knit
  3. well written
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by Sincere Sheep
Worsted
100% Targhee
280 yards / 113 grams

88 projects

stashed 78 times

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  1. sturdy
  2. even stitches
  3. softish
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by Rowan
Worsted
100% Wool
219 yards / 100 grams

16636 projects

stashed 12144 times

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  1. Super wash and machine dry
  2. Softish
  3. Non pilling
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by Baa Ram Ewe
Aran
50% Bluefaced Leicester, 25% Masham, 25% Wensleydale
186 yards / 100 grams

597 projects

stashed 663 times

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by Berroco
Worsted
100% Wool
219 yards / 100 grams

11823 projects

stashed 6723 times

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  1. machine wash
  2. softish
  3. good value
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by Knit Picks
Worsted
100% Wool
218 yards / 100 grams

2286 projects

stashed 1729 times

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  1. bouncy
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  3. gorgeous
  • Project created: September 27, 2021
  • Finished: October 4, 2021
  • Updated: October 28, 2021
  • Progress updates: 2 updates