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Announcing Our Fall 2013 Crochet-Along Project: the Colorfully Modern Cardigan

Several times a year we host a crochet- or knit-along, a virtual event in which yarncrafters come together here online to work on one pattern together, share their experiences, and to learn together. There’s no need to sign up! Simply follow along with the blog posts at your own pace as you crochet your project, and feel free to share your comments and/or photos as you progress. Want to learn more? Click here for our guide.

The Votes Are In!

Over 20,000 (wow!) of you voted for our next online project, and the winning pattern for our crochet-along is the Colorfully Modern Cardigan!

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Feel free to pick up this badge to use on your blog, Ravelry, etc to show that you're participating! (Right-click on PCs or Ctrl+click on Macs to save it to your desktop and upload it to your site)

Crochet-Along Next Steps

1. This week, download the pattern (click here for the pattern) and read it through so you have a sense of how the project is going to take shape. We'll be walking you through a different element each week, so don't worry if you see anything you're not familiar with!

2. Gather your materials.  Since this pattern features our brand new yarn, Unique, we are offering kits in each size for 25% off as a special treat!

Click here to view & order the kits at 25% off.

Want to substitute yarns? Learn more about substitution with this FAQ.

Several of you mentioned wanting to make the project in a solid color--we recommend Vanna's Choice for this effect, and we believe that it will take approximately 11 (12 to 14, 12 to 14, 14 to 16 balls) of yarn for the various sizes. Since this design was created in stripes, it's a little trickier to estimate how much yarn will be used in the solids, which is why there's a little bit of a range.

3. Introduce yourself below! Tell us who you are, where you're from, who you’re making this cardigan for, and what you hope to learn!

Plus, if you're on Ravelry, click here to view and join our companion Ravelry group for the crochet-along.

Join us next week to talk about gauge and starting the project. 

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  • Grace

    So Cute! I think like substitute with Amazing.

  • michelle

    I think this will be fun. I'll probably substitute yarn.

  • Shirley Joyner

    I'm going to do this in a solid color.

  • Jane

    Love this but think I will use homespun instead

  • http://tumblr.com.premmell/ Patty Remmell

    Adorable but it would be nice if there were larger sizes (the reason I did NOT vote for this one).

  • Janie

    Hi, I’m Janie from Austin, Texas. I’ve been crocheting for a little over
    35 years. I’ll be making this gorgeous cardigan for myself actually. I
    will probably sub the yarn…not 100% sure just yet. Can’t wait to get
    started on it though :)

  • Patricia Dawkins

    Can't wait to get started. I love the colors just the way they are.

  • Valery Cagney

    Hi I have been crocheting for over 25 years. I usually make baby and childrens items but I am going to make this cardigan for my mother for Christmas in a solid.. :)

  • Renea Tutt

    I'm looking forward to making this for ME! I usually make things for other people but this I'll make for me.

  • Resort Lady

    too bad the sizes are so small. Would love to make this in a plus size.

  • TessaJo Vowels-Whosoever

    is there a 3x version???

  • Jen

    I'm so excited for this CAL! I voted for this pattern :) I'll definitely be making this for myself.

  • Wendy K Hahn

    Not sure what yarn I will use, but will make it with long sleeves.

  • Marian

    I want to be excited because I thought this was the prettier sweater, but the sizes are for Twiggy and her skinnier friends. If someone were to work on real woman sizes I would be doing this CAL. As it is I guess I will have to find something else to make.

  • Cheryl

    I have been crocheting for about 40 years. I mostly make blankets, shawls,and scarves.(for everybody else). Early in my learning I tried to make a baby sweater and failed big time. So this will be my first attempt at something other then a square/rectangle. Also this will be for ME!!! Can't wait to try it out.

  • TatorOfSuburbia

    Hello, I am Tatianna. I taught myself to crochet about two years ago. I am from Glendale, Arizona and I will be making this cardigan for myself just to see if I can actually finish a big project like this.

  • BusyBee

    I'm Marge from Port Charlotte FL. Making this for myself. Yes it does get cold here. I work at JoAnn Fabrics so I'll get yarn when on sale. WooHoo!

  • 36pets

    Hi I'm Barbara from Vegas, I may do 2 at the same time. A tweed to hide dog hair for home and dog park, and a more colorful on for going out and about to work and stores etc. .This will be my first clothing ( not counting scarves and wraps) Looking forward to it. I have been crocheting for 40 years. learned at a grass hopper age.

  • Morgen Marshall

    How fast does this go? I crochet pretty fast & can finish a sweater in a week.

  • Juli Williams

    this one isn't for me. no plus sizes and just doesn't appeal to me

  • Patti

    I hope Lion Brand is paying attention to the comments!

  • Traci K Couch

    im traci - - i've been crocheting since 14 - -when i was taught in Children's Hospital Columbus. These mothers of other patients taught me -- i started out making a dish cloth - -and when i fisnished - - it covered my bed. Have had the bug ever since - ;) - - -want to make 1st one for my self - - - love sweaters

  • Rebecca

    I really want to try the CAL but am worried it is above my skill level. Is there enough information in the weekly postings and comments to help someone along who has limited knowledge? I have crochets a few baby afghans but nothing except square/rectangular patterns.

  • Suzan

    I am from Hammond, IN (the Chicago area). I have been crocheting for 40 years. This is the first time I've participated in a group. I will be substituting the yarn, but haven't decided which one yet. I make mostly baby blankets, but I have done a cardigan before.

  • Carol Pina

    I love this and just printed out the pattern. I am in western N.C. and it will be cooler weather in no time. I was wondering why the yarn is a 5 and 4 weight mix I have huge amounts of 4 worsted weight and very little 5, could I use all 4?

  • Annette

    Such a pretty sweater! I will also be switching out yarn and will be trying to adjust the size as well. Also, I would like to make it with longer sleeves...I'm from Wisconsin and short sleeved sweaters don't keep your arms warm :) This is my first crochet-along. I have been crocheting for 40 years and I make a lot of crocheted animals and hats right now. But, I have crocheted a bit of everything from cotton thread items to big afghans.

  • wendy ozeri

    I might try this with the group. Might be cute. Probably won't substitute.

  • JudyAA

    I am returning to crochet after a long break so this will be a challenge for me. This is also my first Crochet-Along. I am taking no chances, I ordered the kit! I'm making this for myself - I think it will look great with jeans.

  • JAB

    Curious what the break down was on the votes. Seems to me from these comments and the comments on the voting page that there was another pattern that was more popular than this....just saying....

  • Sepa68

    I've ordered the kit and will make it for my mom for a weight loss celebration/Christmas gift. Can't wait to begin.

  • Gina

    I wish there was a 2x size too. I'm wanting to make this for myself, and that's the size I need. Thanks!

  • Janet Schumacher

    Love the pattern. Will probably change the colours to just 2 colours so I can wear with more of my clothes at work.

  • Cathy

    Hi my name is Cathy and I live in Mid-Coast Maine I have been knitting since I was three years old and taught myself to crochet at the age of 16 only have done granny squares or ripple blankets have always wanted to learn how to do more... that is what I want to get out of this I find reading crochet patterns very confusing so I may have lots of questions... haven't decided yet if I am going to make this for myself or for my sister....

  • April At Ala-murphala

    Yay! the one I wanted won! However, I too, like many of you, need a larger size. I knit more than crochet, so I'm just guessing, but it looks like the sizes are determined by multiples of 2-4 stitches. Is it reasonable to assume that I can add 8 stitches to the back piece, and 4 to the sleeves and front pieces to increase the size to 3X? (If not, I'll just fake it...) I'm April from Indiana and I always miss the Knit or crochet alongs that I see in various places, so I'm glad I caught this one!

  • Bobbi

    I didn't choose this pattern because I'm a new self taught crocheter. I hope they add a 'dumbed down' version of this pattern. It's a big yarn investment and don't want to waste it or become frustrated due to my inability. Please take this into consideration for those of us that aren't as able as some of crocheting sisters!!

  • Kathy Scozzari

    This looks cute hope I can keep up. I've never done one of these before.

  • Megan Bell

    I love this. So glad this one was picked. I will probably also use homespun (one of my favorites!) in a solid color. I am Megan and I live an hour outside of Philadelphia, near Lancaster. This is my first time making a piece of clothing and am so excited to see how it turns out! Since it is my first, I will probably keep it for myself

  • Margaret

    I'm fairly new to crocheting (about 3 yrs) and this will be my first crochet along and first intermediate project. If I do this I'll use the yarn shown. It's a very pretty cardigan and it will be for me.

  • Tisha White

    Love this pattern but the number of colors is a little daunting, so I think I will try this with a solid color. Can't wait to see all the finished projects from this one

  • Linda Rinaldi

    I am looking forward to working on this project. I am making it for my daughter. I love the color choices.

  • Debbie

    I am in the SF Bay Area of California. I have been crocheting for a very long time, but don't usually have much time for it and usually make gifts for others. This is my first CAL and I plan to make it for me. I will likely try to make it smaller. (I wish crochet patterns included true Petite sizes.) I love the look of this pattern. I cannot find Unique in my area, so I ordered the kit and will wait for it to arrive.

  • Rebecca

    Do we still use size N crochet hook if we substitute Vanna's Choice yarn? I am in Quincy IL. This will be my first CAL & most ambitious project. I can't wait to begin!

  • Molly

    This my first crochet along project. I have never made a crocheted sweater. I am excited to get started!

  • Terrie Murphy Colborn

    I posted a message but I dont think that it worked. My name is Terrie and I am from California. I think that I will make this for myself. I have never done a crochet along before.

  • Sybil M.

    Hi! I'm Sybil from suburban St. Louis. I have crocheted for more years than I care to admit, but in my favor I did start when I was a kid. I'm excited about this CAL because I have downloaded lots of patterns for clothing, but haven't made one yet. I hope being a part of this will keep me motivated. My projects have ranged from afghans to accessories (hats, scarves, mittens, laptop case) to a few Amigurumi dolls. I consider myself to be pretty advanced with crochet, but I still need a pattern (can't make my own, yet). Good luck to all of you who join me!

  • Sybil M.

    Hi! I'm Sybil from suburban St. Louis. I have crocheted for more years than I care to admit, but in my favor I did start when I was a kid. I'm excited about this CAL because I have downloaded lots of patterns for clothing, but haven't made one yet. I hope being a part of this will keep me motivated. My projects have ranged from afghans to accessories (hats, scarves, mittens, laptop case) to a few Amigurumi dolls. I consider myself to be pretty advanced with crochet, but I still need a pattern (can't make my own, yet). Good luck to all of you who join me!

  • Eliz

    Can't wait to get started. I've been crocheting for 25 years. Have never made a sweater. Excited to try.

  • Jodel

    I'd like to make a shorter version of this, say 20 or 21 inches long instead of 30 (for the size large), and leave off the pockets. I'd use the same sleeve length shown with the pattern. Can I get an estimate of how much less yarn to get? I like the colors used in the photo. I'll make this for myself, and it'll be my first sweater.

  • SunsetFoxy

    The instructions seem kind of complicated but at least I can take my time. Depending on how much the "sale" is I might empty out my tote bag of Micheal's clearance skeins. ;)

  • Lori

    I've never done a crochet-along project with a group before, so I am looking forward to it!

  • cynthia

    I like the style as well but wish it was another size up for us girls who ate little bigger on top.

  • Brenda Davis

    Solid color for me too!

  • Bobbi

    I've been crocheting since I was a little girl and this will be my first attempt at an article of clothing- I wouldn't dare trying to make it for someone else!

  • Sharon McIndoe

    Sharon McIndoe
    I am very disappointed. The yarn is not available at Michaels or Joann's. I would love to make this.

  • Pam

    Can the patterns of the other two projects voted on be obtained from Lion Brand for individual use?

  • Sunshine

    Hi All! I am in the Pacific Northwest so I am going to make this with long sleeves. I am going to use up my scrap yarn for the stripes with 2 rows of black yarn in between each color change for unity. I think that will make it dressier but that's okay. I may also edge it in black and make black yarn buttons but I will decide this when I get to that point. Good luck with yours, everyone.

  • Sunshine

    Hi All! I am in the Pacific Northwest so I am going to make this with long sleeves. I am going to use up my scrap yarn for the stripes with 2 rows of black yarn in between each color change for unity. I think that will make it dressier but that's okay. I may also edge it in black and make black yarn buttons but I will decide this when I get to that point. Good luck with yours, everyone.

  • Kelli

    I will probably make it in one color as well. Just not sure what yet.

  • Melissa

    Melissa from Los Angeles.....I love the color pallette! I can wear it with so many different outfits. I hope to wear it when I am traveling. I purchased the kit with 25% off.

  • Melissa

    Melissa from Los Angeles.....I love the color pallette! I can wear it with so many different outfits. I hope to wear it when I am traveling. I purchased the kit with 25% off.

  • dixie miss

    Love this sweater... Can't wait to start this..

  • Kemer

    I wish I knew how to Crochet . I am a knitter although I have tons of how to books and hooks in the hopes of teaching myself to Crochet. I love the looks of this Cardigan

  • Jean

    I think it is a shame that you included patterns to vote for that don't fit a number of your customers. I would have enjoyed participating and since LB works with their designers, you could have specified that it had to fit up to a 3 X.

    Since your ultimate goal is to sell yarn, you missed the mark here. 3X buys more yarn than Small. Sad.

  • Sybil M.

    The kit has Unique, which is a 5-bulky yarn, and Vanna's Choice, which is a 4-medium yarn. If I change to a different yarn, maybe one color for the entire project, should I get a 4 or 5 weight?

  • Sherry

    Yea! I found it on ravelry! Now I hope to find a way to make it 3x or 2x! Any help to do that?

  • Linda B

    I love this cardigan, but with all those color changes, I am a little worried about weaving in all those ends. Does anyone know if that's a problem?

  • Linda B

    I love this cardigan, but with all those color changes, I am a little worried about weaving in all those ends. Does anyone know if that's a problem?

  • Gwensie.

    This is beautiful but not for me as there is no cover for my arthritic neck which I have to have.Gwensie.

  • Gwensie.

    This is beautiful but not for me as there is no cover for my arthritic neck which I have to have.Gwensie.

  • Pam

    HI! I am from Raymore, Missouri. I look forward to making this sweater. It has been a while since I have crocheted a sweater. I have been crocheting for over 30 years.

  • Kay

    Getting back into crocheting. An Xmas gift for my daughter

  • sue beckenham

    I agree with many women here. I can't do this one because I am a 2X/3X. Us large and lovelies are routinely ignored. So sad, cause there's more of us than there are the skinny gals!

  • Nancy D

    I didn't vote for this one either. Need a bigger size too. The way I look at it is I just saved myself some money and time. And I can always do the other pattern by myself.

  • Jenny

    This is a charming jacket. The CAL is new to me but I'm sure it will be fun. I've ordered the kit.

  • Emmari

    This will be my first crochet-along and my first time making a piece of clothing, I usually make blankets, I am very excited! I live in Durbanville (outside Cape Town), not sure if my yarn shop has the yarn specified, will try out a few until I have the right gauge. Am looking forward to following the posts and to trying a more complicated pattern than my usual square blanket!

  • Bracken

    Hi, I have never made a crochet garment before but am an experienced knitter (learned in the 70s) who recently started to knit again after a 10 year gap with your spring knit along which I really enjoyed. I have never managed to do anything other than squares with crochet so I am very keen on this project. I expect to finish probably a month or two behind everyone else though since it is going to be a big learning curve for me.

  • Guest

    This looks like a fun pattern, but I don't understand how it works - the pattern seems to mix a bulky yarn (Unique) with a worsted weight (Vanna's choice) without changing the stitch numbers or hook size. Won't it get all bunched up and uneven? Do you just have to crochet more loosely when you are working with the worsted weight?

  • Patrice Nielson

    This looks like a fun pattern, but I don't understand how it works - the pattern seems to mix a bulky yarn (Unique) with a worsted weight (Vanna's choice) without changing the stitch numbers or hook size. Won't it get all bunched up and uneven? Do you just have to crochet more loosely when you are working with the worsted weight? Did I miss something?

  • Teresa Butler

    I am an avid crocheter and designer with 40+ years of experience. I will be adjusting the pattern to my size (3X/4X) based on my gauge swatch. I really like the stripes and how the FPDC pulls color down into the rows below. Even though I am increasing the size, this cardigan/coat is worked in pieces and should not impact the self-striping of the yarn very much.

  • Title Lady

    I'm Lorraine from Palmetto, Florida. I have been crocheting about 2 years. Self taught. I plan on using different colors making a joseph's coat of many colors.

  • Gary

    Hi I'm gonna donate mine to Macmillan cancer nurses in memory of me mum. she taught me how to crochet when she taught me sisters how to knit cos I couldn't get the knitting right and it was too wet to go out.
    Gary.

  • Diane M. Pierce

    This is my first CAL but I've been crocheting for 45 years. I once made myself a fully lined crochet coat and made lots of clothes for my 3 girls. Of late, though, mostly been crocheting afghans, doll clothes, hats and scarves. Anxious to get my game up again!

  • njcrochet

    sorry won't be joining you, far too many fpdc stitches

  • Judy

    Hi ,My name is Judy and I , Too am interested in the instructions for size 2x .I love this sweater and will be making it for my granddaughter first (and myself if I get the larger size)

  • Barbara from MS

    Yikes! Why oh why, isn't this pattern in a 2 or 3X? I would love to try this but will have to pass. Please let us know if someone can figure how to increase the pattern to a larger size. I voted for the "top down" pattern because it was in a larger size. So disappointed.

  • Donna H

    This is my first time joining one of these "a-longs". I love the look of this cardigan and am going to try to make it for myself. I have been crocheting and knitting for a very long time (like 40 years) but seldom get past the baby blankets and Christmas presents. Retired now, so hope I can make time to try and actually finish something exciting. Will be asking questions. Thanks for a group like this.

  • Carole Anderson

    Hi from the azure coast. This will be my first CAL. I love the colors in the photo, that's one of the reasons why I voted for it! But I have to order the kit, have it sent to my home in soCa and have my sister send it to me here in France, so I might not get to start with y'all right away.

  • Janet

    I'm anxious to make this. I hope to use yarns from my stash and will then give it to my crochet group at Church to use in Christmas baskets.

  • Carole Anderson

    Greetings from the azure coast. I love the silhouette and the colors in the pic, it's the one I voted for. This will be my first crochet-along. I have ordered the kit to be delivered to my house in soCal, from there my sister will have to send it on to me here in France, so I might not get to start with y'all right away. I am 51 years old but skinny, built much like the girl modeling the cardi in the pic, so stitching this up should be pretty straightforward. I have only crocheted clothing twice before so I'm inexperienced in 3-d projects

  • Charity

    Charity from Chico, CA. I would probably be the only one I know who would wear homemade clothes, haha, so I think I'll make it for me. But im gonna give it more thought because id love to give it as a gift.
    Definitely subbing with a solid color (are you kidding?)
    And if I learn anything, it will probably be time management since I'll be trying to find time to finish this around my 9 month old, my 4 year old's first year in a charter school, running my own craft business from home, gardening/canning AND remodelling the house!!

    Hmmm.... come to think of it, I never finished the Inishturk KAL from three years ago. DRAT!!
    ;)

  • Lynda

    This is the one I voted for YEA!!! I'm a crochet instructor who is always tailoring classes to my students preferences or making gifts for other people. This CAL project will be just for me and if it goes well I will introduce the pattern to my class. I voted for this pattern because of the colors used and the pockets. A stylish cardigan with pockets is a great addition to brighten up my wardrobe and a classic pattern that will last for years. I'm always modifying patterns, changing colors or yarn types but this time I think I'll stick to the pattern and colors exactly as they are pictured. Good luck everyone! Can't wait to see everyone's photos.

  • Giovanangela

    I have been crocheting since I was young and I have made many different things. Mostly I make sweaters, hats and booties for babies. This time I am making this cardigan for myself, something that I haven't done in 30 years!. I love color so this project will be enjoyable. This is the first time that I have ever joined a discussion group and I am really looking forward to being in contact with other crocheters since know one I know crochets or knits.

  • Becky

    It is very cute, but I voted on one that came in a larger size. I won't be making this since it does not come in a size for me. :-(

  • Linda Harvey

    This is very cute but I can't afford to spend that much on yarn for one sweater project. Hope some future projects will be smaller or use less yarn.

  • Ann from Southern California

    I absolutely love the colors! I have never made a garment before, only afghans, baby blankets, scarves, but this one looked so pretty that I thought I'd give it a try. I have been crocheting for about 40 years, so I'm hoping that whatever I've learned will help with this major project. Can't wait to receive the kit I ordered!

  • Sue

    I have read a lot of comments on the need for a bigger size pattern. Will anyone be posting a modified larger pattern?

  • Rose Baker

    Am I missing something? Do the instructions say work two strands together? That's way to hot for me. I'll be doing a single strand and solid coler

  • Sue Roman

    I went to the store to buy yarn for this project today. I couldn't find unique yarn, I went to two stores. When is it coming out?

  • zuccini4

    I need a 2X pattern also, because four children and time has not been kind to me.

  • Peggy

    Count me in! Ordered my kit last night. Can hardly wait to start my first CAL. I do have one question about the color sequence, though. The pattern (under "Stitch Explanation") says the stripe sequence is A-B-C-D-E-D. But, in the picture, it really doesn't look like the brown and gray stripes are side by side. Am I just seeing this wrong; or is this a typo?

  • Carol

    I love this pattern. I would like to know which color is shown in the picture. I'm thinking it is the Harvest color.

  • Calamity McTavish

    I am interested in the 2X size as well. I voted as I did because my DH thought that this design was, "my style" and so here we go! would love the pattern changes for the larger sizes. LOVE the look of this sweater. I haven't been smaller for over 30 years. 3 children for me and never got back to the size 14 but am quite a bit closer.

  • Lana

    Will there be videos?

  • SkyeStitch

    Greetings from TX everyone! I’m Michele (824chele on Ravelry.) Mom taught me to crochet in junior high, mostly big granny squares for pillow covers & a never-fully-assembled afghan. Dabbled again briefly just before my youngest was born: a crib blanket (baby & blanket are both teens now!) Got “hooked” in earnest this past Christmas; several afghans, ponchos, slippers, scarves, hats & mittens later, I just finished my first fitted/pieced clothing item, the “Classic Sleeveless Top” in Vanna’s Glamour (hey, a front & a back count as two pieces, right?)
    The cardigan will be for either me or Aunt Jean, whoever it ends up fitting best (we’re both petite, so I’m a little concerned about the sizing; thanks for the tips.) This is my first CAL, which is a good thing -- I’m sure I’ll appreciate the support, since it’s also my first project with actual sleeves

  • Brenda

    I am really excited to try this! I have crocheted for over 40years primarily afghans of various sorts; tried shrugs and kids things with mixed results. I am making this for me--would definitely be interested in the 2x or even maybe 3x pattern (not sure yet which size will be better, depending how it works up).

  • Anya

    Is there a way to sub different colors of Unique in the kit? I love all the crazy colors but want to make it more purple/magenta/blue and less of the peach/brown/orange it has going on.

  • Pam

    the neck looks wide with shoulders drooping of the model. any way to tighten this up? and make it long sleeved? thanks

  • http://crochetbusiness.com/ Sara

    Excited that this won.

  • Sylphie Mitchell

    I'm sylphie, from Northern Kentucky. I will be making this cardigan for my daughter for Christmas.i like the looks of the Unique yarn, but I'm fond of Homespun, so I will make it in one of the two. I just haven't decided yet. I would also like to see the pattern translated into a 3X for later use for myself.

  • Stacy Righini

    Hi! My name is Stacy. Me and my daughter will be doing this together. I live in Colorado, and she lives in Kansas. I think I will be making this cardigan for one of my daughters (whichever one it fits when it is all said and done... LOL!) My daughter mentioned doing a color variation to get some blacks and pinks in there - but we'll see. I am going to buy my yarn today.

  • Abby

    I agree with those who would like to make the cardigan with long sleeves. It looks like it's going to be warm! I'm wondering how much extra yarn I should get if I want to make long sleeves?

  • Tabrizia Righini

    Hello, I'm Tabrizia ^Stacy's daughter. I'm living in Kansas with my husband and precious little man. I want to make this cardigan for myself with some color variations appropriate for my style. My mom actually talked me into trying this (working with a pattern). I never learned to work with patterns for my knitting or crocheting and I am excited to learn how to use patterns to fit specific sizes.

  • Retta

    My first crochet along! I am very excited. I have trouble picturing projects in different colors or in a solid color, etc. so I am sticking with the recommended yarns, even though they are not my usual colors. I envy those of you who can substitute and envision differences in your heads!! Maybe you could give give lessons to people like me!

  • Africanaussie

    count me in, although I live in Australia so am going to have to find suitable yarn. I love the silky look of the yarn used. I don't understand why the amounts of the different balls are different if the pattern is worked evenly with two rows of each color. Also the two fronts do not seem to have the same strips matching each other at the front.

  • MariaS

    I am excited to try this sweater - for myself! I will also use a solid yarn and make the sleeves long!
    Crochet on!!

  • Jan

    Hi! I am Jan and have been crocheting for about 8 years and LOVE it! I started with dishcloths and hats and along the way learned to read patterns on my own. I have tried sweaters in the past but can't seem to get the arms and shoulders just right. I am hoping this CAL will help with this techinique.

  • Umo

    I am currently teaching a group of homeless men and women the fine art of Knitting/Crochet (I'm not an expert by any means). One of them requested a crochet cardigan pattern last week and I think this will be just perfect for her, if she can get enough yarn for it.

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  • Amy Wissel

    I am left handed and have crocheted many blankets, throws and caps but have never crocheted an article of clothing. I am confused on how to do the front panels. When I try to just follow the pattern the front panels have to be flipped to the wrong side to finish the sweater. Not sure if I am making myself clear, but if anyone has an insight on how to make the pattern left handed I would be thrilled to do this crochet a long. Thanks.

  • Barbara

    Hi everyone. I live in Cornelius, NC which is tiny little town about 20 miles north of Charlotte. We're known for being surrounded by Lake Norman and I love the lake so much. I have fibromyalgia--crocheting is relaxing and I fulfills my need to be creative. This cardigan will be for daughter. This is my first crochet-along and my first cardigan. I hope I'll be more confident in making clothing after making after this project is finished. Good luck everyone!

  • Donna H

    Question - I noticed that the pattern is allowing hips needing more room than the bust. My body is pretty much straight up and down and made as is would look like a mini-tent on me. I have looked at the pattern and it looks like I can just start with the final stitch count as my cast on and forget the decrease in the decrease rows. Does this sound feasible? I never crocheted something like this before.

  • Traveling Sandra

    It's nice to make something with a virtual group since I don't stay in one place : ) I am making this for myself and will use the suggested yarn as I love the colors. I would like it in long sleeve as well. I wonder if the yarn listed would be enough?

  • Trudy

    Hi everyone, love reading all the comments about the sweater. I've really been excited to start but I have to figure the yarn colors I want. The shawl shown in unique yarn colors moonshadows and oceania is the look I'm after I would have to a some solids. So what do you think I don't want it to colorful but am I on the right track?

  • Lyn Zalk

    Twigwoman and hoping my yarn and pattern arrives sooner than later ~ anxious to attempt this one.......

  • JudyAA

    My "kit" arrived yesterday!
    I'm actually scared to open the box and get started! Hope to start tomorrow. I actually like the length of the sleeves - I always end up pushing up my sweater sleeves anyway.

  • Shary Tompkins

    I just ordered my kit of materials. Here's hoping my crochet skills are up for an "intermediate" project!

  • Fayth

    Fayth in Mn: You know Kathy! Us here in Minnesota are hardy Gals those 4,8,9,10 just don't work for us. Thank guys for REAL WOMEN sizes! Love Ya

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  • JudyAA

    Finally started, took two hours to get a gauge match. The colors in my kit seem much, much darker than the photo above. I found it difficult to get the post stitch started with the darkest part of Oceania and Pomegranate (some fruit lol). Once I got going though, my rusty beginner-intermediate skills came back to me and things went smoothly. I'm glad this is slightly above my skills - I'm going to need a lot of help though!

  • men clothing

    A women's cardigan can be worn to the office to keep the chill away when you pair it with dress slacks or a skirt. Jeans are a bit too casual for most office settings, but dress slacks and a sweater go well together. You can layer your clothing by wearing a shell under the sweater so you can remove the sweater if you become too warm. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ESCFMLI

  • Annie

    So glad you added larger sizes - just because I am larger than a model, doesn't mean I want to wear boring black forever! Very excited to be starting this gorgeous sweater!

  • Carol

    Carol S Looking forward to making this Cardigan. This is the one I voted for and I am looking forward to learning more about crochet. Live in Colorado so it will keep me warm on chilly days.