Happy Friday, friends!
I love my new pattern Long Summer Cardigan so much that I've decided to write a whole blog post about it. I started working on this design last year, as I wanted a project that could keep me entertained through some big changes at work . It was just perfect for that! It's been so relaxing to knit this project.
As you may know, we've finished our Southern Hemisphere summer and we're headed onto winter, which is just perfect because I get to share this new pattern with you at the perfect time.
Our summers are hot and not very breezy, but I just love wearing very loose fitting garments during this time. Open front sweaters are the most practical during the warm months since I can put them on and off easily when the night comes and we get (a little) chilly. This one is the perfect weight: not too heavy, not too light!
I admit a love for tight fitting jeans and leggings, but I often get a little self-conscious 🙈. Long cardigans give me enough confidence when I want a bit of both. Does this happen to you too?
I called it Long Summer for the length of the garment, but also because this project was knitted during a very enjoyable time. Last summer was very relaxing for us after a stressful year with all the COVID-19 restrictions in our country. We soaked up all the sun, enjoyed every single day of it, and during all of those days I knitted this cardigan. It was a long summer, knitting a Long Summer Cardigan.
The pattern is available on Ravelry and on my website. It's knitted seamlessly from the top down. The body is worked flat and the sleeves in the round.
It's available in sizes XS to 5X - finished measurements 38 (42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 70)".
Recommended yarn: LolaBean Yarn Co, Wax Bean (80% Merino / 20% Silk; 400 yards [366m] / 100g) in colorways Almohada and Feed Me.
You'll also need some stitch markers and holders, and US 2 (2.75mm) and 3 (3.25mm) circular needles.
I would say the skill level required is an adventurous beginner, but remember we're always happy to help you if you have any questions, just send us an email!
I hope you're feeling inspired to knit yourself a long summer cardigan, and I hope your summer, fall, winter or spring are as peaceful as my summer was.
Wishing you joy and happy knitting,