My boyfriend cardigan
September 2019
September 2019

My boyfriend cardigan

Project info
My Boyfriend's Cardigan by ChrisBerlin
Needles & yarn
West Yorkshire Spinners Fleece Wensleydale
Aran (8 wpi)
7 skeins = 1270.8 yards (1162.0 meters), 700 grams
Ecru 001
Wee County Yarns in Alloa, Clackmannanshire
August 2019

What a lovely yarn, Wensleyday! It was my first time working with it but definitely not the last.
I bought it from a very nice shop in Scotland - Wee County Yarn. I met its owner, Clare, at the Stirling knitting group during our stay there.
I was looking for an aran weight yarn for a quick project. At first I tried to make a top-down sweater from it but it didn’t turn out the way I wanted and was frogged. Long story short I figured which project was right for this yarn only from the third attempt. Yet, the yarn stayed the same through several “knittings and froggings”.
My only problem with it was its shedding. All my clothes (that tend to be of dark colors) were covered with whitish hairs. Clare recommended to wash it with hair conditioner and… it almost stopped shedding! Plus now the whole cardigan has a delicious fruity smell.
The pattern is easy and clever. As soon as I figured out that the video link at the beginning has nothing to do with the main pattern - half fisherman rib, and deciphered some abbreviations (the most important ones are color coded, which made my life so much easier:))), it was a breeze.
I added the pockets (I always do!) but otherwise didn’t change anything. This cardi is for my daughter who wears them unbuttoned (fortunately, there are no buttons here), but I would love to make one for myself (with bigger pockets).
Great pattern, highly recommend!
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  • Project created: September 20, 2019
  • Finished: October 4, 2019
  • Updated: October 31, 2019