Reading Cardigan
March 21, 2023
May 16, 2023

Reading Cardigan

Tester project info
Reading Cardigan by Jared Flood
second size
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
18 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Shaker Rib
Brooklyn Tweed Shelter
9 skeins = 1260.0 yards (1152.1 meters), 450 grams

Mar 14, ordered yarn. Plan to make cropped version with regular length sleeves. Excited!

Typical of BT patterns, this reads more like an encyclopedia with a wealth of information that is logically and beautifully presented.

Fabulous texture and a perfect sweater in every way. So cozy and comfy. Interesting double decreases on the fronts and backs, plus on the front of the sleeves. The shape is something of a bomber jacket--wide shoulders that slims down to the waist. Very modern and flattering shape. The lining for the shawl collar is knitted at the same time as the body of the sweater and is sewn down at the end. It is very cleverly done to make sure it lies flat with no puckers. There are lots of ingenious techniques that are well explained allowing the knitter to make an amazing garment. My hat is off to Jared Flood and his team.

I wrote this on my blog post, but it’s worth repeating here. There is a lot going on in this sweater--you are doing one decrease at a certain rate and another decrease in another place at another rate and maybe also an increase or two at the same time. I can’t exactly remember, and the point is, I didn’t want to have to remember. So I sat down and read through it, then wrote out a row by row explanation for my size--like 100 rows or more. Do this as it will save an endless amount of time. With that said, it starts to make sense after a bit of knitting and as the sweater begins to take shape. There is still wiggle room for changing things up a bit, such as speeding up decreases, which I did in the end for a customized fit.

In some of the photos you’ll notice a change in color. My bad, it’s suggested that you alternate skeins with Shelter, but I’m too lazy and forgetful. However, in real life the eye doesn’t see this color difference. But you know cameras, they seek out flaws and amplify them. Like what it does to my neck.

I simply love it and find it very wearable and flattering.

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by Brooklyn Tweed
100% Targhee-Columbia
140 yards / 50 grams

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  • Project created: March 14, 2023
  • Finished: May 16, 2023
  • Updated: May 26, 2023