The Daily Purl

kelly cardigan


It feels good to be excited about knitting again. I didn’t touch my needles for months and then in August I started thinking about Fall. Lost in thoughts of wrapping myself in freshly knit wool come September. So I started something new and easy to get me going and once I got my momentum back I picked up a wip and worked on that too. It worked out well – I was able to finish Blustery and almost finish a stockinette cardigan. While knitting the second sleeve on Erika Knight’s Kelly Cardigan I ran out of yarn. After checking with the source where I bought the yarn (dye lot sold out) I started searching Ravelry. I felt strange perusing the stashes of the Ravelry knitters and even stranger sending an email to Knitorious asking if I could have the ball of Kidsilk Haze Shade 631 Dye Lot 69 listed in her stash. I was a knitter out of yarn and so close to finishing a sweater! A few days later said yarn was in my box (with peppermint patties and dark chocolate kisses and smarties as “packing peanuts”) and on the needles to complete the last sleeve. The finishing was easy….seamed the pieces together, knit an inch of 1×1 ribbing around the neck and sewed on nine Dritz snaps. A light, airy warm cardigan, finished – with huge thanks to Knitorious (and Ravelry!).
Pattern: Kelly Cardigan
Classic Knits by Erika Knight
Yarn: Rowan Kidsilk Haze
7 balls for Smallest Size
in Jacob 631, Dye Lot 69
Ran out of yarn while shaping the cap of the second sleeve
Needed 7th ball to finish cap and seam garment – I was getting the specified gauge
Needles: 3mm and 3.75 mm addi turbo
Gauge: 22 sts and 30 rows in St st to 4 inches using larger needles
9 Dritz snaps

18 thoughts on “kelly cardigan

  1. It’s so delicate and beautiful. Thank goodness for Ravelry and Knitorious for coming to the rescue.

  2. Awesome- love this Ravelry happy ending!
    Looks like a great sweater too. 🙂

  3. So delicate and beautiful – almost vintage.

  4. I am very excited to see that you are thinking about knitting again! this is beautiful 😉

  5. Ooh, looks like a Rhinebeck sweater to me 🙂

  6. It’s so pretty! Don’t you love Ravelry just for that?! I’m so glad that you’re blogging and knitting again.

  7. I had just convinced myself that I did not need to buy more yarn for the Kelly Cardigan, and now I see this. Perhaps I should not have read this post.

  8. so pretty – looks like a perfect light cover-up for fall.

  9. Glad to indulge in the Daily Temptation once again. You’ve been a busy, busy gal, even in your absence. Gorgeous work and photography, as per usual.

  10. Of course you know you have been missed. Bit between Blustery and this cardigan, I am not sure which is the best “comeback.” Beautiful cardigan, beautiful knitting, beautiful phtography. Welcome back, Brooke!

  11. Wow Kelly came out gorgeous!!! I am happy that Ravelry was able to help her get completed. Do we get to see modeled shots?

  12. i love it. it’s so classic and beautiful. i have the book and want to make it.

  13. Oh wow, totally gorgeous, totally classic. And hooray for helpful knitters!

  14. It’s beautiful, just gorgeous!

  15. Hahaha, yeah, yarn really NEEDS packing peanuts! Your cardigan is beautiful and I’m delighted that I was able to help — we’re a Ravelry success story!

  16. Oh I love this, I just picked up Classic Knits and I can’t wait to knit this one up, stunning photography.

  17. Perfect, just perfect!

  18. Just started knitting this one with Suss Alpaca…your version is beautiful! Did you actually knit it with 2 strands as the pattern says? I think it would be nice with just one strand, but I don’t know.

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