Hobart cardigan completed

FO: Hobart Cardigan

Finally all done with two sleeps to go! 🙂 I have to admit the deadline made it a real slog towards the end, and that shawl collar was bloody hard work in 1×1 rib with a gazillion short rows. 




But I love it. 🙂 I recommend the pattern (even though it is worked flat). It’s one of those great cable patterns that looks harder than it actually is, and is easily memorised after only a few rows. The shape is a boxy, nineties-style cropped jacket with set in sleeves and no waist shaping. My shawl collar (which I appropriated from the Gramps pattern) came out quite high at the back, but I wanted warm so I’m not complaining. I took my time with the seaming, and I’m quite proud of the finish. This is up there as one of my favourite knitted things. 🙂   


Free Pattern – ‘Must-have Cardigan‘ by Patons (2002) (with shawl collar added from ‘Gramps‘ patterns by Tin Can Bay Knits)
Yarn – Drops Nepal (65% wool, 35% alpaca), shade 7238, 14 balls

Needles – 4mm and 4.5mm (US 6 and 7)

Size – my gauge was out so I knit the XSmall to get a Small

Buttons – stash, vintage woven leather

Mods – for once, only the collar! (The original patterns calls for a basic short 2×2 rib border with buttonholes. This left the neckline and chest very open, which I thought was kind of weird given how warm and dense the rest of the fabric would be. I am very glad I changed it.)

30 thoughts on “Hobart cardigan completed

  1. Hello there, what a way for me the start the day! Thank you for the follow and I immediately checked your blog out…oh my goodness. beautiful knitting, beautiful crafts ,beautiful photos and I have never seen a more unusual studio than yours!!! I look forward to follow you. Thank you for visiting my blog, love from Ohio, Johanna

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  2. Every time I lookat your sweater I smile. It’s so gorgeous. I have to put away my yarn and needles for awhile. After two years on chemo, I have such severe neuropathy that I cannot knit – at least now. I am so devastated. Knitting has been a mainstay in my life, keeping me sane.

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    • Thank you, and I’m so sorry for what you’re going through, it must be awful to not be able to knit when you love it. I understand just a little bit as my partner had the same thing happen after chemo 😦 he found it very hard that he couldn’t work on cars or do all the little detailed metalwork things he was used to doing. For him some feeling has eventually come back, and I really hope that happens for you too and you can get back to the knitting!! 🙂

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