Knitting plans: A Cardigan refashion

A few years back I knitted a summer cardigan and wore it exactly –  never.


I took some real trouble over it, with loads of cabling on both front and back and I’ve always wanted a light weight ivory cabled cardigan. So what went wrong?

Well, for starters, inspite of frogging it twice I never got the CF band right.


Can you see how the CF dips down quite dramatically because the band does not have the right tension. So that’s the first thing I want to amend. I will frogg the existing band and add one of the right length AND made it a lot wider and make it into a shawl collar.


Also the sleeves really annoy me: they are a little long for a summer cardigan but also way to tight. They do fit, but it’s quite a close fit that I think doesn’t go well with the relaxed look of the garment as a whole. So I want to frogg the complete sleeves and make them 3/4 length but wider from the end of the ribbing onwards.

Hopefully these changes will make the cardigan into the much loved garment I always intended it to be.


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2 thoughts on “Knitting plans: A Cardigan refashion

  1. navybluethreads April 4, 2016 at 10:17 pm Reply

    I wouldn’t have a clue how to go about altering this, so I’m very impressed with your plans Chris. It actually looks fine just as it is but I hate too tight sleeves too, totally impractical. Good luck!

  2. Thimberlina April 7, 2016 at 8:49 am Reply

    I think it looks lovely. Won’t the sleeves was den a but more Ruth blocking??

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