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Knitting Pure & Simple :: Summer Cardigan

Knitting Pure & Simple Summer Cardigan #221
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My blogging has been infrequent since I've been focused on knitting productivity. I've been trying to discipline myself to stick with one project until I've completed it (not so easy when I'm addicted to starting new things). If you're on Flickr, you'll see that I've shared more in-progress photos over there, but there's only so much you can blog about a plain vanilla sweater. I used to own a cozy 100% cotton roll neck sweater that I bought at J. Crew in the early 90's. I loved that sweater and this summer cardi was inspired by it - it's the same color and nearly the same texture. And since shifting my focus to knitting (and crocheting) things I can wear, I've possibly solved my wardrobe deficit. Perhaps I can get away with just purchasing new shoes and new jeans -- and making the Fall sweaters and tops myself. For upcoming knits, I'm sticking with a palette of dark neutrals and have already chosen yarn and patterns. My Ravelry queue is up-to-date if you'd like to check it out.

Knitting Pure & Simple Cardigan with buttons
Remember the buttons?

I was delighted with this basic little cardigan. I'll definitely wear it, but it's purpose is also to serve as a template for future sweaters. This one's a little short and has no shaping whatsoever, but I can attempt that the next time I knit this pattern and make my own improvements.



it's simple, but sooo pretty.

Love those buttons on there. I've got my eyes on that Vine Cardigan too. It looks like a fun knit

This is the perfect simple little sweater!

what a sweet sweater! it's perfect on you, Janet! you're so pretty! i love how you wear your stitch markers - i've often thought of that, but don't have any 'real' stitch markers. i have just the round ones because there are SO MANY cute stitch markers that i can never make up my mind, so i've just never bought any. :) Anyway, yours make a sweet necklace to go along with that sweet sweater.
i'm hoping that life is so wonderful for you.
love and hugs!

Tell me your secret on staying with one project until you finish. I wish I could do that. That is a perfect classic sweater.

Very cute! I am also inspired by a past store-bought knit. I have a sweater's worth to do my own tinkering to recreate this, only I have to actually start it! :D

Very pretty! I'm trying to do a similar sort of thing with figuring out with each project how to make the next project fit just the way I want.

Nice items in your Rav queue!

I looked at your queue and was expecting oodles and oodles of patterns! My queue has over 200 I think! You are too well organized and on task.

That looks lovely. Simple knits always look good.

very cute! you did a great job!