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World's Easiest Cardigan/Cape!

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PacificDogwod Sat 07-Jan-17 23:58:48

And wearing it feels like a hug

'Tis genius, truly.

PacificDogwod Sun 08-Jan-17 10:23:29

Bumping this.

I am not sure why I felt moved to post this at such a late hour last night...? confused

Idefix Sun 08-Jan-17 10:30:48

If I made this I would find it way too hard to move off the sofa <already a challenge at the best of times> grin

PacificDogwod Sun 08-Jan-17 10:33:35


Yes, good point. That can be an issue.

I did add a couple of buttons because without them it kind of slides off my shoulders (and I have very square shoulders...) and I kept having to tug at it.

Took only a few hours to do and totally mindless straight ahead knitting, perfect for when watching TV at the same time.

HowDoYouDrinkYourTea Sun 08-Jan-17 11:23:33

I'm a beginner knitter do you think I could do this? I'm sill getting to grips with the notation of knitting patterns !

PacificDogwod Sun 08-Jan-17 17:22:53

If you can knit and pearl, you can do this smile

You don't need to 'read' a pattern - I am a good knitter, but English is not my first language and even after 23 years of living here, I still cannot get to grips with English knitting patterns blush

Basically, cast on 73 stitches, do 7-8 rows alternate stitches knit/pearl, then approx 73 rows knit one way/pearl back (stocking stitch), then knit pearl again for the other edge. Cast off and sew together as shown on the photos. It looks impossible, but when you put it on in drapes beautifully.
I am still baffled by how good it looks for how easy it was to do.

HowDoYouDrinkYourTea Fri 13-Jan-17 20:18:24

What wool did you use? I've tried it one which says 4mm on the outside and one which says 10mm on the pack. Ones too thick. Ones too thin. I've got 15mm needles.

PacificDogwod Fri 13-Jan-17 22:15:12

I used this - cheap as chips, v soft and easy to knit with smile

HowDoYouDrinkYourTea Fri 13-Jan-17 22:21:40

Thanks I'll get that. How many balls did you need? Also is it itchy?

You must be super fast to knit it in a few hours! It took me almost half a hour to do about theee rows...

PacificDogwod Fri 13-Jan-17 22:25:38

I bought 12 balls, needed about 11 maybe.

I knit quite tightly so my cardigan is not as loose as the one I linked to, but very warm.

I do knit fast - lots of practice grin
But also, I knit the 'European' way with the thread over my left hand which I find IS faster.

HowDoYouDrinkYourTea Fri 13-Jan-17 23:27:03

I might try that way. I knit really fast but I purl knit super slow

MidnightVelvetthe7th Sat 14-Jan-17 17:05:41

I've never knitted before but I feel an urge to try with this one! I don't even have any needles or anything & would have to look up videos to learn smile how basic is it

PacificDogwod Sat 14-Jan-17 17:33:26

Knitting does not come more basic grin
You need to learn to knit and to pearl.
What you are knitting is a rectangle, no fancy moves required grin

It is a rather large rectangle.
If I were you, I'd start with something small, like a pot holder, or just have a go and see, just as long as you don't get disheartened when it takes a while.

It is the simplest of simple things smile

MidnightVelvetthe7th Sat 14-Jan-17 18:44:24

It looks like it has terrifyingly technical things like sleeves!

I don't want a pot holder I want this smile smile

PacificDogwod Sat 14-Jan-17 18:55:36

No, no sleeves grin

Look at the pictures of the link I posted upthread - it is a rectangle, nothing more, nothing less. It is like a very large potholder grin
The 'sleeves' are really just armholes and the drape of the kitted fabric makes it appear very much like extreme bat-wings.

It IS genius. And cosy. And easy.

Oh, I so want to make another one.
Do you think my mum would like one? <ponders>

MidnightVelvetthe7th Sat 14-Jan-17 19:02:59

Your mum would love one!

I'm going to try it, will go & browse knitting needles & use that wool you linked to. Thanks smile

(and every time I see you post now I'm going to think you look exactly like her!)

jaketweeneyistooadvancedfor2 Sat 21-Jan-17 12:32:04

I've crocheted a couple of these - one for me and one for mum, doing another one for me now. I just love a flumpety jumper, so snuggly.

yaela123 Sun 12-Feb-17 09:56:36

Ohh - I might try this when I've finished my WIP projects and those three hats I promised people and that scarf I said I would make and those fingerless gloves I've been meaning to make and the other sock of that pair I started

yaela123 Sun 12-Feb-17 09:57:24

I mean ooh not ohh blush

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