FO: Drops 95-8 Cardigan

AKA: 50 Shades of Beige

Drops 95-8

After finishing up the cardigan for my mom and the baby blanket, I was in the mood for for a quick project for myself. This stash-busting cardigan was just the ticket. Two yarns held doubled, on big needles. I had blocked the lower body of the cardigan from the armholes down last week, to be sure of the size and length, which is why the lace at the bottom hem looks much crisper than at the cuffs and yoke. The stitches on the sleeves and yoke should also neaten up quite a bit after blocking.

It still needs to be blocked, but after sewing on the buttons, I figured it was a good time to grab some quick photos.

It was a fast and fun knit. I really like circular-yoke sweaters, and I also like the waist shaping when it’s done this way – at the 1/3 mark of the front and back, rather than at the side seam.

Drops 95-8

Pattern: Drops 95-8 (On Ravelry here)
Yarn: Drops Alpaca in “Dark Beige” and Drops Safran in “Beige”, held double, 4 skeins of each
Needles: US 10/6mm
Ravelry: Project page, pattern page

Modifications: I made the body slightly longer, and added one extra stitch on either side of the button band for a teeny bit more ease, one less decrease for the waist, and some short rows for the back.

There’s also a matching short-sleeved top pattern, and I’d definitely consider making that as well, though in a yarn that’s better suited to short-sleeve weather than alpaca. (And hey, there’s even a matching dress.)

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10 Responses to FO: Drops 95-8 Cardigan

  1. Carole says:

    That came out fantastic. And the color is great, it will go with everything. Enjoy!

  2. Monica says:

    Oh, wow. We blink between blog posts, and it’s done! It looks great. I agree about moving the shaping from the side seams – that fits my body so much better, too.

  3. Marilyn says:

    So pretty! And you got it done so quickly how??

  4. Stacey says:

    I vote for knitting the dress! :^)

  5. Cookie says:

    Another winner! So good! Btw, love the cosmos. 😀

  6. margene says:

    No one can knit a sweater faster than you! It’s beautiful and the color is perfect on you, too. Your mods made a perfectly knitting sweater. Nicely done!!

  7. Autumn says:

    That’s a really pretty cardigan. I like the simple lace at the bottom & top!

  8. kitten says:

    Lovely as usual. Nice sweater, too.

  9. Brenda says:

    Your sweater is beautiful. You did a fabulous job with the shaping—the fit looks great.

  10. jill says:

    Egads! I could never use the words “quick-knit” and “sweater” in the same sentence. You look lovely in the sweater!!

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