Ooooh madelinetosh. Your yarn, your patterns, your overall look … why do you tempt me so?


Although I really like the results of this cardigan and I wished I had pushed through, finishing it sooner; I just wasn’t into this knit. As I mentioned last time, I am lacking my knitting mojo but I really wanted to finish at least one sweater this month … especially the one I started because I was pregnant and would be able to wear throughout the whole pregnancy without worrying about it being too small, short, flattering, etc. But did I get it finished? No. Not until the last 2 weeks of pregnancy and just when summer is starting and I am already boiling (have been for a while!). Herumph. I hope this will see lots of wear in the Fall :)


Pattern: Creature Comforts Cardi by Amy Hendrix


Yarn: Cascade 220 Heathers in colour 2443 – neutral


Needles: 5.00mm



  • Cast on for the 38-42” (med/lrg) size. Halfway through, I decreased every 6 rows until I had the stitch count for the 34-38” (sm/med) size (12 decreases total).
  • Knit the chart and St st portion first, seamed the sides, then knit the ribbing in the round.
  • 3” of ribbing around instead of only 1.5”.
  • Made the armhole a bit smaller, as it kept falling down my arm when I tried it on!


p.s. Thank you so much to the comments from last post! You all completely inspired me – and although I am really looking forward to baby coming, I have decided to take advantage of the quiet time and cast on for something I have wanted to make for a long time but didn’t know what yarn to use. Instead of stash busting, I went to my LYS and spent a little more than I usually would (no workhorse yarn for this project!) and am swatching this evening for the Acer Cardigan – something I have been wanting to make for a loooong time :) xo

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  1. Gorgeous! Well done with the modifications. I'm sure you'll get lots of use out of this in the fall.A yarn splurge is a good way to boost your knitting mojo!

  2. It is :) I think I will get lots of wear out of it too – thanks :)

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