Balancing work and school is definitely tricky sometimes but I’m managing. Add in a husband who travels internationally, a tiny dog that requires attention, knitting and blogging…yeah I don’t get to do everything that I want to do all the time but I’m managing. I am so itching to knit more as my grading starts winding down but my research for three term papers is keeping me from it! Damn you education! LOL I’ve been thinking about a project I could make for myself to a hole in my wardrobe but also be a quick knit.
The Felix cardigan might be the one. It’s knit using worsted weight yarn and knit on size 10 needles. Add in the shorter length and you know this sweater will fly off my needles. I wear a lot of dresses so cardigans are my staple. But I also know it comes in a pullover version too, so I’ve got options.
Got any suggestions for fast, satisfying knits? Share in the comments!
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Hi, yes Riverside Cardigan can beknit in aran weight.
I’ve been looking at the Felix and Magnolia cardigans trying to pick! I like the shoulder detail in the Felix and the bottom lace in the Magnolia. 🤔
I have the same cardigan on my list. I am eager to see how yours comes out!!
I am working on Christmas knits. I’m not a fast knitter:( so they’re small gifts! Cowls, mitts, socks (in worsted & bulky), hats. And a cardigan for my 2 year old granddaughter, as soon as my yarn arrives;)
that is a pretty one. How have I missed it?
Wow! Sooo pretty. What I love best about Felix is how the raglan increases become a lace embellishment that looks more decorative than structural. For me nowadays, I use the Brick top-down raglan pattern a lot. I like its scoop neck, and the simplicity of the pattern lets me modify it easily to fit my needs and preferences.
That Felix cardigan is so you Dana. Size 10 needles and you can whip it up practically in a weekend! Do you ever just sit and chill?
Dana, have you chosen a yarn for this project? I love the purple, that’s my color!
How about a brioche cardigan? I knit this as both a baby gift and an adult version….know you love that brioche!
Carol Feller’s Novio: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/novio
Felix is on my list! It looks like the perfect relaxing knit and also something one could wear all the time. I’ve even picked out the yarn.
Greetings Dana, I started reading your blog only just yesterday. It seems like you prefer to knit your sweaters in the round, right? How about knitting a vest?
I knit all shapes not just circular yoke. This is a top down raglan.
That is a beautiful pattern. I think you should knit it. I found The Weekender to be a fast knit, which surprised me because of all of the positive ease. It flew off my needles.
I’m just starting the pullover!
Sooooo, I have knitted 2 Félix pullovers and looooove them! Fits me perfect! Easy to knit! Quick? Takes ten days for me and I am not a speedy knitter. But my grandson, who has never worn a sweater nor long pants (comes from Florida!) said my sweater has holes in it. ‘‘Twas explained that was the design. I would recommend this sweater to everyone rating it a 5 out of 5 for knit ability, wear ability, and felling accomplishment ability.
I just finished a Big Love cardigan (by the amazing Ankestrick). A shorter sweater plus Aran weight yarn plus a weekend car trip for extra knitting time equals a nice new cardigan to wear! https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/big-love-5