View Full Version : Cardigans?

01-19-2009, 01:21 PM
I've done up a sweater that needs seams sewn up (still working on that) and I'm doing a sweater that is done in the round, almost done with that one :)
My next project I'd like to do is a caridgan. How difficult is that for a beginner? I'm afraid of button holes! They seem difficult.

01-19-2009, 01:50 PM
I don't think cardigans are any more difficult than a pullover, and making a button band isn't that hard either. It's more tedious and a pain in the hiney and something you might have to do more than once to make it look nice. :) At least that's my experience.

For your first cardigan, you might want to try to find a pattern where the button bands are knit right into the pattern so you don't have to pick them up and knit them on later.

01-19-2009, 02:02 PM
A Cardi was my first (and only finished so far) adult sweater.

Other than being larger I didn't find it any harder than pullovers.

01-19-2009, 04:43 PM
This is going to be my next sweater project:
only 3 buttonholes!