The fake cardigan

Well, it is an actual cardigan. A very nice knit too! It’s taken its first spin around town and I love love LOVE it. Thanks to my son Joseph for the photo – poor guy had to suffer humiliation at the mall while I directed him how to take the shot.

It’s gone to an Italian lunch where no crumbs or sauce were spilled, thank goodness! The sleeves are a bit tight, not sure if you can see it, so they will be frogged and re-done and maybe lengthened a bit more since I have so much more yarn leftover.

I loved the idea of the turned edge which produces an instant pocket. You can’t put much in it because of the drapey-ness of the fabric but it’s a cute thing. It’s a fake pocket, but it’s cute. This is a perfect combination of yarn and pattern. The Pashmina is such a delight to work with, soft, airy, floaty and has this nice sheen and the pattern is dead easy. It’s open to so many modifications if one was so inclined to do so.

The buttons were one of the first sets I bought from the Button Drawer over two years ago and my husband selected this pair. I might re-do the i-cord as well as it seems too big. Oh and that’s another thing that’s fake about this cardigan. buttons with no buttonholes. So if you take the i-cord loop off, the buttons stay there anyway. Having said that, there is not much I would change in this cardigan. I love it. I want to knit another one with a sturdier fabric. So maybe Tosh Sport or Sundara Sport Merino next time?

Project: Goodale (Raveled!)
Pattern: Goodale by Cecily Glowik MacDonald
Yarn: madelinetosh Pashmina, colourway Silt Wash, used 2.2 skeins
Needle: 3.25mm, 4.5mm
Cast on: 13 Oct 2010
Cast off: 25 Oct 2010
Notes: Added a bit more length to both body and sleeves

3 thoughts on “The fake cardigan

  1. Uber cute! I was going to use my Sweater Club Tosh Sport to knit this pattern. What do you think…will it lose the drape you’ve got with the perfect Pashmina?

    I love all the details in this design and those buttons are lovely! Great cardigan!!


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