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Rosi's Top-Down Cardigan!

Sweaterbabecardi 2Rosi G. from Brooklyn, NY knit her version of the #73 Women's Top-Down Short-Sleeved Cardigan in Henry's Attic Prime Alpaca (2 skeins, yarn held doubled) in Nutmeg.

Here's what Rosi had to say about this project:

"Total 3-day sweater!! I love how quickly it went and how easy the pattern was to follow. Total yardage in a bulky yarn would be 665 yds. Not bad for a cardi for a big girl like me. Yarn held-doubled. My gauge is 3.25 sts per inch.

Mods: Increased the raglan until I had 41 sts for the sleeves. Added 4 sts on each side of sleeve instead of the 2 called for in pattern. Also picked up 8 sts at the underarm on the body to match the 8 for the sleeve. Slipped the first stitch of each row on the sleeves only. Added a third button and buttonhole. I only knit 12 rows of garter for the end of the sleeve (bound-off on the wrong-side using k2tog tbl method). Sweaterbabecardi 3

It looks great and your mods were spot on!

The alpaca in the yarn really ups the elegance of this cardigan.  Great to dress up or down.

Nice job!

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Rosi's color choice is terrific and the sweater's fit looks wonderful on her! This may be my next sweater choice to knit up.

Linda Cozzolino

As a larger sized woman myself I probably would not have even given this pattern a try. I am so glad you posted Rosi's picture. She looks absolutely fabulous. I am buying the pattern for myself. Thanks to both you and Rosi.

Loren Gaggini

Great job, Rosi! I love top-down patterns. Thanks for sharing your modifications.


Awesome looking sweater Rosi...I agree with Linda, your sweater made me realize that any pattern can be adjusted for my size and still look great.I too purchased the pattern based on your photo. Thanks for sharing.

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