FO: Joey’s Smokin Cardigan

I finished this sweater a week and a half ago, but was only just now able to photograph it.

Smokin Front

I’m pretty pleased with the way it turned out.  I had to fudge the pattern numbers, as the smallest size yielded a 42 1/2″ chest, and Joey wanted a pretty slim fit.  I cast on 130 stitches with the goal of a 36″ chest allowing for a bit of negative ease in order to achieve the slim fit.

smokin back2

This was a great, quick-to-knit pattern that was very easy to follow.  For the yarn, I chose Cascade 109 Tweed in a bright turquoise color.  I think it’s a cool, funky cardigan that will keep Joey warm this winter.

Smokin Front2

The other day, Joey emailed me a link to this similar sweater by Ben Sherman.  He said the one I made is “waaaayyy better.”

Smokin Pockets

I completely agree!

Pattern: Smokin’ by Jared Flood of BrooklynTweed

Yarn: Cascade 109 Tweed LE

Needles: US 10 1/2″ Knitpicks Harmonys

Started: May 09

Finished: September 09

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4 thoughts on “FO: Joey’s Smokin Cardigan

  1. Julie says:

    that cardi is So awesome!! I love the tweed yarn you chose, too. Great job!!

  2. KSD says:

    Looks fantastic! Congratulations to you both.

  3. Carol Mathews says:

    beautiful cardigan; I love the color and fit. I’m wondering about the photo of the back/left of the sweater where the two halves of the collar come together. The pattern doesn’t specify to whether to finish each side with right or wrong-side rows. Is there a correct way to do it?

    • kimidawn24 says:

      Carol, I no longer have my copy of the pattern, so I can’t remember exactly what it says. However, I do know that it is slightly visible on the right side (with the collar folded over) but it just looks like a nice seam. On the back side of the collar, it looks like a larger garter ridge- but not as nice.

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