I’m a coziness lover, forever drawn to any sweater that provides the singular comfort of a blanket or bathrobe, in a style fit for everyday wear. When our first sample of the Ivon Cardigan arrived at BT late last summer, I tried it on and immediately experienced that stealthy robe-ness that I crave, particularly when Fall and Winter are looming large on the horizon.
About a month later, another exciting arrival made its way to our doorstep — the very first skeins of Ranch 02: Forbes, fresh from the dye house! This yarn is particularly near and dear to my heart, and I was hoping to commemorate it in my closet in some way. When I pulled out those first skeins of the colorway Tobacco, images of a big cozy Ivon cardigan flashed into view and took up residence in my head. A week later, I cast on.
I found the tip about back neck darts fantastic. I also need to make lots of changes while knitting because I hardly ever match the needle size nor gauge listed in the patterns. I enjoyed Mr. Flood’s photos and his detailed comments.
Angie Vaden on
Thank you so much for your thoughtful notes on the changes you made on the sweater. I usually end up changing for a closer fit and I like sleeves that start at the shoulder rather than hanging off. Raglans are good too. Right now I’m working on a lace sweater from Free Spirit Knits using Loft in Cinnabar. With size 3 needles, it’s taking a while, but the sweater is taking shape and I love the look of the yarn. Keep up the good work of producing locally grown and spun yarns, I’m supporting you!
Gorgeous. I made a cowl out of this yarn and this color. Love it.
your tailoring is so beautiful. you have taken a class5piece and taken it to the next level. now please take all of your modifications and print them into the pattern for all of us to buy.
GINA pajomam on
Hello Jan, thank you for your comment! I understand your frustration, and encourage you to make your project your own within the extent of your comfort zone. I recommend reading these articles which talk more in detail about adjusting patterns for different gauges, which may help you make your own modified Ivon:
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Mary (BT) on