This classic pattern is a keeper
Apr 16, 2010
Like most knitters I rarely repeat a project because I'm always looking for a new challenge but I've found a cardigan pattern that may well get repeated as necessary for years to come.
Recently published The Knitter magazine, Sally Melville's A Gray Cardiganwas apparently designed because Melville noted that knitters will choose complicated patterns but end up searching Gap for a simple cardigan. She's come up with something that's fun (and reasonably quick) knit and results in a standby cardigan that most women would find a use for.
My first go at this was with some unassigned Rowan Tapestry DK from my stash which I'd bought form a bargain bin at some point. The result was a a handy cardi that's perfect for over jeans and t-shirt.
I then realised that what I actually needed was a plain black version. So I'm now half way through that in Sirdar Silky Look. But I should admit I've already adapted the pattern twice. The brown version has cables on the sleeve as well as the front and on mark two, because there is no side shaping, I'm working to the armholes in one piece for the fronts and backs.
Who knows what adaptations future versions may have...