FO: Dahlia Cardigan

I finally finished something! It seems like it's been forever since I got to post about a finished knitting project. This may have taken me two months to finish, but I am oh so happy with the finished result. I'll admit - at times the cardigan was a little boring, but I am so glad I stuck it out and finished it. 

You may recall that I ran into some trouble with this knit, due to my own error, but fixing it turned out to be much easier than I thought it would be - thankfully! All it took was a little grafting and cutting. So glad it was so simple!

I only made one modification - I added on 8 stitches in length. I didn't want it to be too short, and it really came out the perfect length for me. I'm pretty short (5'3" on a good day), and it fits me perfectly. For the body, I worked the 35.5" size, but probably could have left a few inches off - there's quite a bit of fabric in the front. I thought about going full sleeve, but I really like the look of a three quarter sleeve with a long sleeve underneath, so I stuck with that length and worked the arms for the 30" size.

All in all, I'm very pleased with how this came out - it will definitely get a lot of wear this fall and winter! Next up on my plate are some Christmas gifts - I have 10 days to complete 3 gifts, and although it's a pretty crazy deadline, they're all relatively small gifts, so I think I can do it!


  1. Jordan Lieberman11/14/11, 6:38 PM

    As a person who knows nothing about knitting, I'm really impressed by your sweater!

  2. I love the cardigan. Good luck with your gift knitting.

  3. JenniferSadler11/14/11, 9:37 PM

    Thank you!

  4. JenniferSadler11/14/11, 9:38 PM

    Haha! Thanks Jordan :)

    Jennifer Sadler

  5. JenniferSadler11/14/11, 9:41 PM

    Oops, don't know why it signed my name :)

  6. I saw this on Ravelry!  I love it- color and length.  

  7. your cardigan turned out beautifully!! awesome job, and i love the colour. 

  8. It's absolutely gorgeous! The back is to die for. Definitely adding it to my queue!

  9. JenniferSadler11/15/11, 8:37 PM

    thank you! i'm really glad i added the extra length - it worked out perfectly!

  10. JenniferSadler11/15/11, 8:37 PM

    thank you! xo

  11. JenniferSadler11/15/11, 8:38 PM

    isn't it?! such a wonderful and creative design! thanks!

  12. JenniferSadler11/15/11, 8:39 PM

    as soon as i saw it in on ravelry, i knew i had to buy the magazine and knit it - it's just so cool and different!