Creature Comforts Cardi Completed just in time for fall

8 Sep

I started The Creature Comforts Cardi by Madeline Tosh early in August and put it aside with just a few more rows left to make room for the Jump Rope Dress sew along.  For this sweater, I used 4 skeins (plus a yard or two from a 5th skein) of Cascade 220 purchased from the Stitch House during their 40% off yarn sale.

I was able to pick up the project and finally finish the ribbing on the sleeves last night.  I love the oak leaf pattern on the back panel as well as the over-sized slouchiness.

The pattern has a few variations: you can just knit it stockinette stitch or add the back panel; you can also add the pockets while you are knitting, add them later, of just not add them at all. Knitting the sweater went rather quickly since you knit a huge rectangle with absolutely no side shaping.  I blocked the large rectangle before I seamed the sweater, but it looked like an ill-fitting shrug.  It took a second blocking to really lengthen it and add more shaping.  I do wish there was a bit of shoulder shaping to help keep the sweater in place.

I really love this sweater and can’t wait for the colder weather to arrive. I kind of want to make another one.


2 Responses to “Creature Comforts Cardi Completed just in time for fall”

  1. este September 9, 2010 at 1:59 pm #

    i didn’t notice the leaves before, they are beautiful. looks super cozy.


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