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madametj
06-05-2007, 01:52 PM
I'm looking for a free pattern for a nice easy cardigan that I can wear to church. The reason its impossible to find is because I'm looking for something that won't look hideously boxy on someone who is small and has an hourglass figure. Plus it going to be black so i don't really want to mess around with a bunch of cables that won't show up. so... simply put, i'm looking for:

-easy (or intermediate) cardigan
-free
-flattering for a slim figure
-limited amount of cables (none at all is better)

Please let me know if you find anything that is even remotely close!

Jan in CA
06-05-2007, 02:02 PM
Maybe one of these?

http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/lucy_lu.html
http://www.berroco.com/189/189_gail.html
http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/pasadena/pasadena.html

CarmenIbanez
06-05-2007, 02:02 PM
Okay, I am posting this (http://www.lanagrossa.com/service/mdm/04_2006/index.html) because if you ignore the stitch pattern, it is a fitted cardigan. You could just follow the pattern for the sweater, without doing the lace stitch work, and it is a very nice, well fitted sweater.

knitwit628
06-05-2007, 02:05 PM
Here are some patterns I found:
http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring05/PATTspringfling.html (http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring05/PATTspringfling.html) http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/PATTcandy.html
http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall05/PATTarisaig.html
http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring04/PATTotis.html

I don't know if these would look good on you and if they are very easy, but are just suggestions :shrug:

Yarn Doc
06-05-2007, 02:07 PM
This is the one I'm making now, and it fits all your criteria except for the cables:

http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring03/PATTsitcomchic.html

We could do a knitalong!

ETA: Oh wait, I thought I read that you wanted cables. Then this one fits all your criteria!

cftwo
06-05-2007, 02:08 PM
I like the Lucy Lu one Jan posted - I'm printing that one out for myself. It would look great over a simple top. It looks like you could omit the tie, too, if you wanted and either put a single button or leave it open.

madametj
06-05-2007, 02:17 PM
thanx! my favorites are the pasadena and the spring fling--i'm still looking though!

madametj
06-05-2007, 03:03 PM
Well, unless you all have some more for me, it looks like its going to be between

Emerald (http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/PATTemerald.html)

Cropped Cardi (http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring07/PATTleaf.html)

Mrs. Darcy (http://indieknits.wordpress.com/patterns/)

Hot lava (http://www.bluealvarez.com/bluealva/patterns/hotlava.html) and

Spring Fling (http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring05/PATTspringfling.html)

I've got to narrow my options:doh:

knitwit628
06-05-2007, 03:30 PM
I like the cropped cardi, spring fling and mrs. darcy. :)

Sara
06-05-2007, 03:49 PM
I am ever so fond of Mrs. Darcy. :inlove:

Arielluria
06-05-2007, 04:57 PM
This is supposed to be simple. I'm going to start making it for my mom for Christmas.

Lion Brand Three-Seson Cardigan Jacket (http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/640.html?noImages=)

SandraEllen
06-05-2007, 07:09 PM
can I vote too? :teehee:

I really like Mrs. Darcy and Hot Lava!

Arielluria
06-05-2007, 08:40 PM
I like the Lucy Lu one Jan posted - I'm printing that one out for myself. It would look great over a simple top. It looks like you could omit the tie, too, if you wanted and either put a single button or leave it open.Me too. I like to wear spaghetti strap tops and this will be a nice topper to those I think (in my super hot TX climate)

madametj
06-05-2007, 10:13 PM
can I vote too? :teehee:

I really like Mrs. Darcy and Hot Lava!

ooooh! maybe its not too late to add a POLL!:happydancing:


edit: it is :(, but thats ok i'm start another thread for that.

madametj
06-05-2007, 10:26 PM
New poll (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showthread.php?t=59850) up. Vote for your favorite Cardi! :mrgreen:

Doodknitwit
06-05-2007, 10:39 PM
I like Ms Darcy & the cropped cardie

momwolf
06-06-2007, 01:19 AM
try looking here if you need more ideas
http://www.knittychick.com/its_a_wrap_free_patterns.htm#Cardigans

Arielluria
06-06-2007, 10:09 AM
Great link, thanks! I need to look through it to see if I can find one I like too!

knitwit88
06-06-2007, 10:12 AM
http://www.berroco.com/191/191_madeline.html
http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring07/PATTtahoe.html