Monday, November 16, 2009

The One Hour Cardi.

Not really one hour. This one took me more like two and a half hours, but it is still considered fast, right?

I saw this beautiful sweater, wrap, kind of thing in J. Jill and thought I could find a pattern, or make one without a pattern. After all, it is just a very long rectangle with two holes for the sleeves.

I ended up finding the exact pattern, and picked up some Jersey Knit fabric at Joann's that was half off. I started out making the longest option but decided to make the shortest option after trying it on a few times.


I made this just over a week ago and I have already worn it about five times. I love it. It is comfortable, and went together really well.
The holes for the arms were too small for the sleeves, so I cut them out a bit bigger than the pattern lines. Probably a half inch total. The sleeves ended up fitting perfect.
The pattern is at my neighbors house now. She is making one for herself to wear for yoga. Gotta love that!

34 comments:

knittinbrit_in_wi said...

I love this cardi. I actually bought the J Jill one and loved it. I'd love another so will have to check this pattern out.

cathleen said...

That is gorgeous and so chic! You look great in that color too!

FinnyKnits said...

Yeah. I'm SO making that. I bet I'd wear it about as much. Nice NICE job :)

Colleen said...

Love the cardi and the color too. I am cardigan obsessed this year... I think this one needs to go on my crafty to do list. Do you need a serger for the pattern?

Cyndi's Re-Creations said...

Love this look and yes im on my way out the door to get this pattern. one for me and one for sister Holly too.
Thanks for the pattern info.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Love it. Looks so comfortable and perfect with jeans or yoga pants. Who wouldn't love that?

Renee said...

Absolutely love it!!

seashoreknits said...

clever you!!
love this and I was completely sold at the 2 1/2 hour quote.

Heidi said...

I totally love this cardigan. Your talents amaze me. I don't knit and always say that I will learn someday. Very inspiring!

Shannon said...

Wow! I love it! Looks great on you!

Alison said...

Oh my, thank you for posting the pattern link- saves me the time & trouble of finding it... I need to make at least one of these!! I love that drapey look!!

Becky said...

That is beautiful! I would wear it lots too!

hooli said...

very beautiful. would love to know the pattern number.

Philigry said...

ladies,
no serger, although it would be great to have used one. It probably would have saved a lot of time.
the pattern number is 5241.

Estella said...

Wow, that is fantastic!

kim said...

Are you kidding me?! I almost bought that at JJill! I must make one. I think I feel a sick day coming on.... It is beautiful!!! (Can you sense my excitement?)

kim said...

Oh.... it's sewn, not knit... (must take sewing lessons...)

beki said...

Love this!!

Linda said...

OMG--I was just in J.Jill this weekend and saw the same thing and really wanted it. I am so going to JoAnns picking up the pattern and fabric and coming home to make it straight away! Thanks!

QuiltedSimple said...

So pretty! And it looks so comfy. I'm going to have to go find some fabric.....
Kris

Julie said...

What a great cardi... it looks beautiful on you!

Hilary said...

What a beautiful cardigan!! Only 2 1/2 hours?? I must have one.

Sandy said...

so pretty!
you're like a creative machine! i can't keep up with it all. :)

Knitterella said...

Are you kidding? I can't believe you whipped that out - we'll, yes I can… IT AWESOME!!! I so want one!

Knitterella said...

I've never knit with jersey fabric before because it doesn't seem very friendly. Did you need a serger?

a friend to knit with said...

i absolutely LOVE it!!!!!!!!!

Michelle said...

Great job- I have that pattern too. I just haven't done anything with mine yet.

Lori said...

Oh i love this! I tried making a similar cardigan without a pattern and it works but it's just a bit off somehow. I'll have to record the pattern number and go look for it.

Pam said...

oh i thought it was knit. it was sewn? beautiful. where did you get your scarf? did you make that as well? if so with what?

ELP said...

Love the cardi, will be finding the pattern and fabric today at JoAnne's. Thanks for sharing your wonderful imagination with us.

amandajean said...

it's really cute on you!!!

Avery said...

I love it! I don't knit but I bet I could find some pretty wool fabric and make myself one... and one from cotton.... and one from jersey... :D Its so cute! Great job doing it without a pattern too. You are amazing.

Avery said...

Also some of those things on that site and cute but some of them are dangerously slouchy... but you picked a good one to copy!

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