My Grandpa Cardigans

October 10, 2021

I just finished two grandpa cardigans, one for me and one for my college age granddaughter. I'll see her next week and let her choose which one she loves the most because I love them both. I guess I'm assuming she will even want one, but I'm hoping so! Her school is in Southern California near the coast and it can get quite chilly. I see her grabbing this as she heads out the door to class. Knit in worsted weight wool with leftover skeins from previous projects (except for a purchase of one single skein), each one took one week to complete. They were really fun knits and I've been wearing one or the other since finishing. I'm now knitting a third one in a solid color with puffy sleeves in Rowan Kid Classic; I'm going for a dressy, going-out-to-dinner look. The pattern is the Douglas Cardigan from Andrea Mowry. Here's my Ravelry page for the orange/gold cardigan and click here for the gray/green cardigan. My pages have the yarn details for both so you'll know how much I used of each color. I just love love love it to bits. It is my most practical and cozy sweater. Leave it to Andrea to design the best grandpa cardigan pattern ever.

My one modification for both is this: in the pattern the button band is knitted separately and then sewn on, but I really prefer not to sew if I can help it. Instead I picked up stitches and did a k2p2 rib all around. More details one this are on my Ravelry project pages.

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  1. I can certainly see why you love these. Annie will love hers also. How about one for Grandpa?


  2. Lol. That’s what grandpa is asking!


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