April 27, 2009

Shapely Old Lady Pocketed Cardigan

Filed under: Knitting — maryparadox @ 5:44 pm
2008-04-27 à 15-15-23

Front view. Would be better if my hands weren't in the pockets.

I’ve wanted to create a pattern for a long time, but always felt like it had to be perfect before doing so. Of course, that means I never got around it. Work has been so stressful lately that this weekend I decided to only do things I wanted to do, and forget about all the things that I need to do. That meant that I finally found time to write up a pattern that I made over a year ago — the Shapely Old Lady Pocketed Cardigan! I have big plans about a second revision of this cardigan, but for now here it is, in one size, and mediocre pictures. I can’t wait until the next revision!

2008-04-27 à 15-12-59 2008-04-27 à 15-14-21

I’m really excited to post this on my blog, where I frequently forget to post about knitting (given then I have ravelry). Now I just need to post it to Ravelry, then field support questions for people trying to knit from the pattern (if I’m every that lucky). I’ll keep my fingers crossed and report back :)

2008-04-27 à 15-14-47

The crazy collar.



  1. Hi, I like it! I’ll add it to my queue, but don’t hold your breath OK? I’m a reallly slow knitter.

    Comment by Shelly — June 26, 2009 @ 6:32 pm

  2. Not only have I added it to my queue, I will start it next. Which means soon. Only thing is, not that partial to bulky yarn, and really want this to be right size. Your dimensions are pretty much mine, I guess I could arithmetic all the numbers for lighter worsted and smaller needles, but I probably won’t So, yarn…

    Comment by Janet Butts — March 12, 2010 @ 1:24 pm

    • The yarn I used is actually half way between bulky and worsted, it’s 12 ply from Australia. I’m not a big fan of bulky yarn either but since I knit this 12 ply at a tight gauge it seemed more like a dense worsted. I hope that helps!

      Comment by maryparadox — March 12, 2010 @ 2:09 pm

  3. I love everything about this sweater.I have one more sleeve to knit ..The sweater is for my Grand Daughter I know she’ll love it.Thanks so much for the pattern your very talented.

    Comment by Grams9 — August 4, 2012 @ 12:46 pm

  4. This a great cardigan.I made it for my gd’s they love it.I made it without the bustle but my niece is next on my list and she wants the whole works.I can’t wait to start knitting her cardigan.Thanks so much for the pattern I love it.

    Comment by pat — October 18, 2012 @ 11:49 am

    • Send me a photo!

      Comment by maryparadox — October 18, 2012 @ 12:05 pm

      • I will.I need to finish up this sweater for my gd and then get the yarn for this great cardigan.Thanks again…My daughter is waiting for one too.

        Comment by pat — October 19, 2012 @ 10:50 am

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