Recently, I was contacted to make a Hexagonal Granny Cardigan sweater. Anyone who knows me, knows that I will gladly accept a challenge that is crochet related. I felt a little over my head once I began. Things were just not going my way. I’m sure many of you can relate when you start a project and it doesn’t look anything like what it’s supposed to. So, I frogged my work, started over, walked away, got in a fight with my yarn, and I almost gave up. Almost.
That’s what challenges are. They’re not always easy. They’re not always perfect. It’s trying to figure out how to create something from this ball of yarn with limited knowledge. So, I kept at it. I kept trying to solve this puzzle. Little by little, it started to take shape.
I finished this cardigan in a time frame much longer than anticipated. Ultimately, it isn’t exactly what I wanted to see in the end, but this is a prototype mock-up of a great project that I plan to film in the future. I will be making some changes now that I’m finished and can modify and fix some of the imperfections and problems that I encountered. I’ve had the opportunity to sit back and reassess my work and know how to recreate this jacket/duster/cardigan to improve it and make it a much better pattern.
The original photo I was working off of had no written pattern, so I eyeballed the project with a lot of guesswork. I used Red Heart Yarn because it’s one of my go-to favorites. Unfortunately, for this particular project, it was just too bulky, so I will be changing the type of yarn to Caron Simply Soft for the final project. I also think that adding pockets on the front will vastly improve the overall look and usefulness of this great piece. Who doesn’t love a big comfy cardigan that you can wrap up in on a cold day, complete with pockets and a hood?! It’s like wrapping yourself up in a cozy blanket! All in all, I am satisfied with the way this one looks, so I’m excited to get started on the new modifications and sharing it with all of you!
Stay tuned to this upcoming tutorial, and let me know what you think!
Teacher: Nadia Fuad
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