Garter Yoke Cardigan

When you’re knitting with lovely yarn in a fabulous color, miles of plain stockinette or garter stitch don’t seem tedious at all.  Rows and rows of knits and purls stacked on top of one another are simply enjoyable, until you get to…. you guessed right… the sleeves!!!

The Garter Yoke Cardi became my go to project to bring to Knit Nite every Monday and for months it seemed like I was knitting and knitting but just wasn’t moving ahead.  Then one day, just like that, I cast off and it was done!

My gauge was definitely tighter than what the pattern called for, but I like the feel of the fabric with the stitches all squished together in this particular sweater.  The finished cardi has the right amount of ease and with a light t-shirt or camisole underneath, it will be perfect for wearing during the coming months too.

The only thing I don’t like about this sweater are the sleeves.  The pattern has you knit the sleeves straight with no shaping.  I added a set of decreases every three inches and still ended up with straigh-ish sleeves.

The yarn has amazing stitch definition and the color (“Honorine”) just seems to shine.  This sweater is almost the same color as my tulips ♥

The yarn, Tosh Vintage from Madelinetosh, is so soft against the skin and is machine washable too – I heart!

Garter Yoke Cardigan (Ravelry notes)
Pattern: #22 Garter Yoke Cardigan by Melissa LaBarre published in Vogue Knitting
Yarn: Tosh Vintage in “Honorine″
Needles: Size US 7 / 4.5 mm

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12 Responses to Garter Yoke Cardigan

  1. Lorraine says:

    Beautiful! The colourway is perfect on you 🙂

  2. Jocelyn says:

    I heart it too!
    Glad to see this baby finished and you rockin the sweater. What’s next then?

  3. affiknity says:

    This is so beautiful. Great fit and lovely color. I think the straight-ish sleeves look good.

  4. Josie says:

    You look ‘hawt’ in this sweater! the color suits you very well.. glad you’ll get use of this sweater in the coming months.

  5. Kelly says:

    Beautiful! I love this colour on you too.

  6. Tanis says:

    That colour is beautiful! And you know I love tulips, any sweater that coordinates with tulips is a winner in my books!

  7. Mindy says:

    It looks fantastic. I love, love, love that color.

  8. Evelyn says:

    What a gorgeous cardigan! I’m such a fan of MadTosh but I’ve yet to knit with Vintage. I must … and in that color.

  9. Julie says:

    It’s so beautiful!! And I love the colour.

  10. nsangheetha says:

    Wonderful looking cardigan…

  11. Rain says:

    Hello beautiful Preeti!!! I’ve restarted reading blogs and yours is the first on my list. You look amazing and the cardi is lovely!
    Miss u heaps!!! Xoxo

  12. amanda says:

    This is such a classic knit. It’s been on my ‘to knit’ list for an age. You picked the perfect shade of yarn too. 🙂

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