Saturday, November 24, 2012

Knit Boyfriend Cardigan

A few weeks ago I was reading through my favorite blogs and found the Knit Boyfriend Cardigan Tutorial at icandyhandmade. I knew I wanted to give it a try and quickly printed out her pattern. I used a white somewhat sheer knit I had purchased at a thrift store. Here are the results:

 Overall I found the pattern very simple and easy to follow along. I later read in one of her posts to not overlap her patterns when they are printed and I think this is the mistake I made causing a tighter fit. When I make this again (I plan on it) I would like to try to make the top a little larger. However, when I attempted another tutorial, the purple tee I am wearing underneath, I had the opposite problem: Perfect Fitted Cap Sleeve Tee. The tee is way too wide at the neckline and slips off my shoulder. I also took in the sides quite a bit. I finished the bottom edge with a band similar to the neckline but I am not loving the outcome. I think with some tweaking I could make this top easily work for me. And for a free pattern I am not complaining...I am pretty sure it was user error :)

Hopefully I will have time to try out a few more versions soon...and fix that horrible bra strap issue :) This also gave me the idea to start looking in my own closet for favorite fitting garments to recreate...I see a tutorial in the near future:)


  1. I love that cardi! I'm seeing a January project or two for myself. :)

    Found you at Sew Can Do. :)

  2. You did an amazing job on the cardigan. I don't think it turned out too tight at all. I just bought a ton of knits on clearance (I'm hoping to make some knit infinity scarves) but this would be way better. Thanks for showing your version. Found you through Craft-o-Maniac and definitely following from this point forward :)


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