Looking back through my past knitted projects, there’s a few things I need in a cardigan that are not easy to find in combination:
- Knit in pieces, then seamed, for project portability
- Set-in sleeves look better on me than raglan ones
- Worsted weight
- Can be knit in less than the amount of yarn I have available
- Pockets a definite plus
I have four sweater lots of yarn, two Vermont Organic Fiber Company O-Wool Classic (light blue and a mid green), some turquoise Rowan Calmer, and some Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in a plum jam colour. The last one is the only yarn I can easily get more of, the others are long discontinued.
The first one meeting all the criteria is Jackaroo, by Amy Herzog, which I’ll be starting this week. The others I’ve found are New Towne, Seamair, Grenadine, Golden Vintage, Larch, Basic Black, and Anne’s Cardigan.