Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Contented Cardi

No, I don't have another finished Christmas gift to share (although I did finish the scarf for my sister-in-law Saturday night). I've kind of come to terms with the fact that I won't finish everything by Christmas (I've also gone ahead and made the recipients aware of this fact as well). 
The Contented Cardi is a brand new pattern from designer Hannah Fettig

I worked on this during October and November and while the start and finish dates span about a month, it was a actually a very quick knit. Overall, I probably worked on it for about a total of two weeks. The design is simple and so wearable. This is a top down cardigan with increases worked consistently down the length of the cardigan creating the open, flared sides. A single row of cables provide a bit of interest on the back. Add elbow length sleeves all done up in Classic Elite's Inca Alpaca yarn and you have a completely cozy cardigan. 

I think my favorite thing about this cardigan is it's wearability. I can see this being worn with a variety of outfits. After completing the knitting, I had a very hard time packaging it up and sending it to Hannah. This has definitely made my list of must-knit items to be added to my wardrobe.

I really liked the Inca Alpaca. As far as alpacas go, it was not very sheddy but did have a tendency to split some while knitting. I also should mention that I while knitting, my gauge flat and my gauge in the round can be quite a bit different and this project was no exception. To remedy this, I knit the body with #5 needles and the sleeves (in the round) with #6 double points.

Pattern: Contented Cardi by Hanna Fettig (you can purchase here or here)
Yarn: Classic Elite Inca Alpaca in Partridge #1114 (9 skeins for smallest size)
Needles: #5 for flat, #6 for round
Began: October 20
Completed: November19


  1. very cool sweater!
    i especially like the detail on the back.s

  2. it's beautiful! i can see why you'd have trouble sending it away.

  3. I saw it on Hannah's blog yesterday. It's so cute! It does look very wearable.

  4. What a lovely sweater, I think it should go on my list of things to do!

    Glad you have come to terms with your knitting. These days knitting is meant for enjoyment - Enjoy your Christmas AND the knitting by the tree.

  5. Okay, I love this sweater. Off to add it into my faves on Ravelry. I love Inca Alpaca as well. I've used it for quite a few projects!

  6. I love the sweater. It looks great, and it looks comfy too. Don't worry about the Christmas knitting. Christmas has enough stresses on its own, and you don't want to ruin your knitting experience. :)

  7. that is really cute!
    I still want to make hannah fetig's other pattern, the whisper cardi.

  8. that cardi looks great! i love how it wraps around.

  9. i love the sweater! I love those wearable comfy pretty knits that you know you will wear

  10. I'm super impressed with your knitting ability... you've not been knitting that long. Lovely job on this!

  11. What a lovely cardi, I really like the detail on the back.


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