Monday, October 17, 2011

Rocky Coast Cardigan

I had high hopes of getting some good pictures of me wearing my new cardigan but the lighting was weird today and just turned out too dark. However, we're getting some family photos done in a couple weeks and I plan on wearing this in some of the pictures so you'll get to see it on me then. 

In the meantime, it's finished! If this wasn't the fastest sweater to knit, I don't know what is.

So would you like some details? My gauge was initially just a bit over what was called for so I decided to knit the 40" instead of the 36" (I'm a 32"). After blocking, my finished cardigan measured at about the 36" size. I used a total of 9 skeins of Organik with only a small bit leftover. For the sleeves, I did only one decrease after the first complete round and one more set of decreases before starting the ribbing. I had originally knit the first sleeve as called for and it was way too tight on my arm. The skein I used for that first sleeve was also a bit darker than the yoke of the cardigan (which of course annoyed me to no end) so I was going to rip and reknit that anyway. I used a 7mm needle to bind off the ribbing which achieved the perfect amount of ease. I also used the 7mm needles to do the sleeves since I'm well aware of my tension issues from knitting flat versus in the round. And don't forget, I did all the cables without a cable needle!

I could rave on and on about the how lovely the drape of this sweater is and how Organik is a wonderful yarn choice but you really should try it for yourself. And this color? Doesn't it just scream fall? When I first got this yarn I wasn't sure how the color would turn out as a knitted piece but now, I feel like the color helps to make this the perfect autumn cardigan. Can I also point out that this is my first Hannah Fettig design that I've knit for myself? I know! I can't believe it has taken me so long to get around to making one. I love how simple and essential her pieces are. They can fit into any wardrobe.  I'll be looking forward to getting a lot of use out of this one in the upcoming months.

Pattern: Rocky Coast Cardigan by Hannah Fettig
Yarn: The Fibre Company Organik in Magma (9 skeins)
Needles: US10.5 for body, US9 for ribbing, US10.75 (7mm) for sleeves and bind off
Began: October 8
Completed: October 16

This is a Celebrate Color project!
Celebrate Color


  1. Gosh that is a fabulous sweater! I envy you're ability to knit sweaters quickly. Some day I'll make an 8-day sweater - some day!

  2. Beautiful sweater! I'll have to add this pattern to my to do list! I love it.

  3. It looks so great! And all those cables without a cable needle? You go girl!

  4. That turned out great! I've added it to my queue too...

  5. Beautiful color! That is one lovely Knit Andrea!

  6. Wow, that sweater is amazing. Well done.

  7. It is fabulous! The color, the cables, the shape, just awesome! And boom. Lightning fast knitting!!

  8. What! I can't believe you already finished it. Looks AWESOME!

  9. You amaze me! You whipped this out so quickly and it's gorgeous. Your fall and winter are going to be great with this sweater in your wardrobe.

    Thanks for linking to your cables without cable needles post. I've just started knitting cables and think it would be SO much faster without the special needles. I want to try!

  10. Gorgeous! You just added another pattern to my queue ;)


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