Circular Crochet Cardigan

Adapted by using the Moonlight Mist – Drops Design free crochet pattern.  The main differences that I have made, is by choosing to make it half-sleeved, and by slightly changing the finishing around the edges.. I had limited yarn, and wanted to make a complete item without having to change colours or buy yet more yarn!

I made this cardigan from the Rowan Lima Alpaca yarn, rather than the Drops yarn as specified, simply because it was what I already had.  At one point, I had to undo and redo a large proportion of the cardigan, as I made it too big.  That’s one of the pitfalls you can stumble upon when you don’t use the yarn defined within the pattern!  Despite the open weave, it’s quite a warm item, and comfy too.

I had to make a couple of adjustments to the pattern, firstly due to rapidly running out of yarn (I was weighing the remaining ball of wool after every row to ensure I had enough for even-length arms!), and for the final edging row (where I missed out the penultimate row).  One thing to note regarding this pattern, is that the increase at each round of the main body is a multiple of 3 stitches, but the shell pattern is alternating; i.e. a multiple of 2.  So unless you happen to have a number of stitches after each increase that happens to both be a multiple of 2 AND 3, then you’re always going to end each row with two of the same clusters next to each other… if that makes sense!

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I’ve yet to add one or two buttons to the finished cardigan.  I’m still deciding on their placement!  Excuse the slightly blurry pictures.. my hand started shaking!

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  1. rather than buttons you could use a shawl pin? I saw some at my LYS the other day and I’m totally obsessed with them now!
    I love the fit of your cardy and the colour is lovely.

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    • That’s a good idea! I was thinking something similar, like a double broach clasp. Glad you like the fit, it’s beginning to drop a little lower at the back after a few wears, which is quite nice. The alpaca yarn is super soft too! x

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