Knitting Sweaters

Camp Loopy 2013 has ended for me

Yesterday I completed my Camp Loopy 2013 challenge. The Gaia cardigan in Cascade 200 superwash. The price is around $11 a skein, but for the rich colors, I feel it’s a reasonable price for wool (not ‘yarn’). Sure, I could save a lot of money using craft store acrylics (I call these ‘yarn’), but for me they tend to be too hot for where I live. The Cascade wools breathe and feel more comfortable and they have so many colors available in this easy care washable wool.

My modifications: I only used 3 buttons, Used seed stitch instead of reverse stockinette and then extended the sleeves to 3/4 by adding more rows and doing a few increases when the mood hit me to taper them.

The fit was spot on and I know I will get a lot of use from it.


  • Margaret
    August 30, 2013 - 1:34 pm | Permalink

    I love this sweater! Would this make a good first sweater project? I really would like to try it, where can I find the pattern and yarn?

    • Michelle B
      August 30, 2013 - 1:42 pm | Permalink

      I think it’s more for a second sweater, because of the lace panels and the short rows in the sleeve, but the pattern and yarn details are here:

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