Necessity Cardigan Complete


This is a photo heavy post.  Can I tell you how much I love this sweater?  My oh my, the fit is wonderful and the color is cheerful.  I wore it all yesterday and was toasty warm.


I made the sleeves and the body of the sweater an inch longer than called for and decided to do the garter stitch detail on both sides of the cardigan since I'm a symmetrical girl.


I highly recommend this pattern if you are in the mood for a top down worsted weight cardigan.  The blocking did wonders and as you know I'm a big fan of Cascade 220.


Ravelry notes are here.


Comments

  1. Oh it looks gorgeous, as do you. I love the cardigan and hadn't realised that it didn't have the garter stitch on both sides. This one is definitely going in my knitting queue.
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  2. Love the color and the way this cardigan fits you. Enjoy its warmth and joyful color during this stretch of winters cold.

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  3. Karen! I love everything about this sweater! You did a marvelous job. can I say I'm jealous?! :) Maybe someday!

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  4. the cardi looks gorgeous. love the pattern and the colour. great job!!!
    have a wonderful week,
    regina

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  5. Your sweater is lovely! Hope it keeps you warm through the rest of winter!

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  6. Oh my! That is just gorgeous!! I LOVE cascade 220 too - so dreamy to work with. I'm off to pop this pattern on my wish list and read your notes :)

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  7. I love your modifications and the color and fit is just perfect. Enjoy your gorgeous sweater!

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  8. It looks lovely, and what a great color for you!!

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  9. Looks amazing! You did such an amazing job, congrats!

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  10. I love everything about your sweater Karen, especially how beautiful you look modeling it!
    I have enough Cascade yarn in my stash that I could cast on one too and since you highly
    recommend that pattern I just might.

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  11. Karen, thank you for sharing that beautiful orange cardigan! Oh my...it is beautiful! And it is always good to see the model. :) You are always beautiful in whatever you model.

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  12. What a beautiful finish. I so admire those who can knit sweaters that fit them so well! Love the color!

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  13. Karen you look beautiful in your new sweater! Your work is always so pretty and I adore the sweater and the color. I think I'm going to bookmark this one.

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  14. What a beautiful cardigan, Karen! I love the colour and it does look like it fits perfectly!

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  15. Thank you! I love it and love seeing it on you. It looks terrific, and I like your changes also. Bet you get a lot of wear out of it!

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  16. Hello gorgeous! What an absolutely beautiful sweater on you- love the color and the pattern, this must be a favorite Karen- you are inspiring.

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  17. your cardigan is beautiful on you !!! both the colour and the fit is perfect...you should to link up with lindsey the pleated poppy on wednesday and show it off.

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  18. It's absolutely gorgeous and you look beautiful in it!

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  19. You should be proud of it, it's gorgeous! Makes me almost want to use my orange 220 for the sweater instead of a blanket as planned.

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  20. Hello beautiful! Love the sweater and the color!

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  21. You look great in that sweater! I love the buttons you chose.

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  22. That is so beautiful and looks beautiful on you as well;0)

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  23. really lovely!!! the colour suits you and I like the extra detail! how delightful!

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  24. The sweater is beautiful on you! It fits lovely and inspires me to get to work on mine! I also love the color and the buttons. :)

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  25. Your sweater is so pretty. What a great fit and color. Great job on the knitting and the blocking.

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  26. Stunning sweater! Fabulous color on you!!!

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  27. So lovely! I had to unknit my orange sweater and need to get it going again.

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  28. Stunning lady in a beautiful sweater

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  29. That turned out so beautifully! If I ever make a sweater that fits me that well, I'm going to wear it for a week!
    My closest knitting friends, who knits lots of sweaters, also swears by Cascade 220.

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  30. oh, Karen!!! This is the BEST!!!!! And I do love the color.....grey-girl here would definitely wear that orange!!! You look great in it; the fit is perfect. Must I really add this to the queue????? Probably. :)

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  31. I just adore the colour and it turned out so wonderfully! I too, would make the sleeves longer, as you did, as it would feel more cozy I think. Someday I will make a sweater but for now I have to finish my yoga socks!

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  32. Hello there beautiful :) The sweater is gorgeous and looks amazing on you.

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  33. That color is awesome on you! I love the classic feel of that pattern. And your knitting confidence is inspirational. Can't wait to see what's up next. Stay warm!

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  34. Karen, this is gorgeous! I love all of the garter stitch details, and I esp. love your mods, too. What a great pattern, and the color you choose looks wonderful on you! Putting this in my Ravelry favorites! *hugs* :)

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  35. So pretty! I would wear this in a heartbeat. Great job!

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  36. Looks amazing!!! I really love it!

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  37. It's stunning; the colour and fit are just perfect!

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  38. Love. Love. Love. This one, Karen! The color, the fit, the design (I would need symmetrical garter, too) and the workmanship. Well done!
    Blessings~ tann

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  39. The sweater looks so polished! You did an excellent job and you look absolutely wonderful in it.

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  40. The cardigan turned out beautifully - the color, the fit - all perfect.

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  41. Beautiful! I love the word "polished" that elns above used. It describes it perfectly.

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  42. Fantastic! I love the colour and the garter stitch detail! It really suits you and you do indeed look lovely and toasty warm in it!! xx

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  43. It looks wonderful!!! It is such a great fit for you and the color is perfect. Yay for finished sweaters!

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  44. Beautiful sweater! The color is so bright and elegant. It looks great on you!

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  45. Ooh it turned out so great!! Beautiful!!

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  46. It looks great on you! Congratulations!

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  47. It's gorgeous. Perfect. Well done :o)

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  48. Hello gorgeous...the sweater too!
    What a perfect sweater, Karen.

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  49. Gorgeous cardigan, I love the colour. Not one I can wear but looks lovely on you :)

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  50. It looks amazing! Such a cheerful warm color, too!

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  51. Beautiful! Perfect color to bring cheer to the end if winter!

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  52. The cardi looks great - what a perfect fit! Also, it's lovely to see your face after following you for so long! Have a good week

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  53. It's great! The color suits you super well and I love that garter stitch detail. Well done!

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  54. Amazing, this came out really pretty!

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