8 Responses to Linney Cardigan

  1. Maya says:

    The cardigan looks to comfy, added to my queue!

  2. Susan Bishop says:

    Hi Amy,

    I have decided to make a friend with lace, and am making the Windsor cardi–loving it, and actually enjoying the process. THANK YOU for a pattern that makes sense to me.

    Would you be willing to share some advice about blocking? Using the same Rowan Wool Cotton you did. Confused as to mixed fibers, how to open lace when the piece is not flat.

    Thank you.
    Susan

    • admin says:

      Hi Susan,

      The Windsor cardi doesn’t need any special blocking like a shawl might- the cotton will relax the lace enough to open it up and the wool will keep a little bounce in the ribbing. Just treat it like you might a cardi that was all stockinette stitch. Of course if you find you want to create more ease a little pinning would help, but I just smoothed it to the shape I wanted while it was wet and walked away until it was dry.

  3. Heather says:

    Lovely cardigan! Really, really lovely. I’ve been needing some knitting inspiration – this may be it!

  4. Mona says:

    Hi Amy,
    I have so many of your designs in my queue, yet I can’t help planning for this one already. Had a chance to feel Remix during LYS visit and I dream of a cozy cardigan made of it such as this one!
    As far as sizing goes, if my size is exactly the one listed (36″) and I would love to have some positive ease, would making the next size up (41.5″) be too large or just right?
    Thank you!

    • admin says:

      Hi Mona,

      Thanks!

      It really depends on your personal preference for fit. The Linny Cardigan has extra ease through the lower body and is more fitted through the upper body. Personally I’d go for the 36, I like things more fitted then not. If you’d like me to help you customize the size I am more then happy to help with that- adding 8 sts to the body (2 front, 4 back, 2 front) would probably give you just the right about of ease for comfort and wouldn’t create a significant enough change that you would have to alter the arm shaping for the 36- If you want me to get more specific about this let me know?

  5. Ruth de Groot says:

    I am just about to start the Linney cardigan but I am between the sizes 31 and 36. I like my clothing to be fairly tight fitting and am concerned that I would be swamped in the larger size.
    You recommended in a previous post adding 2 stitches to each front and 4 to the back would create extra ease – would this be enough stitches to adapt the size 31 to fit my 33″ bust?