I am SO excited today, because I can finally share my Classic Coffee Cardigan pattern with you!
I have been wanting to design a great sweater for a long time, but in all honesty the thought of all of the math involved in writing a garment pattern for multiple sizes intimidated the heck out of me.
However, I said at the beginning of this year that I would be pushing myself out of my creative box, and I was actually amazed at how little frogging I had to do to design my sweater!
I knew I wanted a long cardigan with bell sleeves, and I knew I wanted to use KnitPicks CotLin yarn courtesy of WeCrochet, but beyond that I really had no idea how I would design it. Something amazing happened when I started crocheting- the design just came to me and it was only a few days before I arrived on the famed "Sleeve Island", where I was marooned for only a day until I decided that my best route would be to start the sleeves at the wrist and join once I reached the armpit and shoulder.
I haven't purchased any new clothes in an embarrassingly long time, and thanks to being a remote worker, I have no need to wear any un-stretchy pants. (I recommend, after discovering that literally none of my jeans fit anymore, that you pop a pair of jeans on at least once a month so you are made aware of any changes to your body's shape!) So while I had originally thought I was designing a small cardigan, when I asked my daughter to try it on, it looked ridiculously huge on her. That, and the fact that my pants don't fit led me to realize that I created a medium design sample. So began the task of mathing for the additional sizes, which now apparently required both addition and subtraction skills!
My testers and tech editor did a phenomenal job of catching errors and helping me to publish an error-free pattern! And true to my mission, this pattern is easy to follow and will leave you with a finished sweater that everyone will compliment!
The Classic Coffee Cardigan is my second pattern included in the Summer Exclusives event curated by my friend Fiona from Cosy Rosie UK. Today only (7/12/21), you can get this pattern for 50% off with the discount code you will find on Fiona's blog. Click below to get the code!
You can also get both my Classic Coffee Cardigan and my Practical Pashmina patterns, along with 28 other amazing patterns from many of my other talented crochet designer friends for a seriously low price when you purchase the Summer Exclusives pattern bundle. Click below to use my affiliate link:
Once you have the code, click the button below to get the Classic Coffee Cardigan pattern for 50% off.
*** I am aware that there is a hiccup with my website, and a handful of visitors are unable to actually add an item to the cart. If you are one of the unlucky friends who experience this, scroll down this post to the "add to cart" button. You will still be able to enter the discount code!***I absolutely can NOT wait to see the colors you choose to make your Classic Coffee Cardigan. I hope you will consider joining the Straight Hookin' Crochet Community on facebook so you can share pictures of your project. I am also available to answer questions and encourage you!
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Until next time,