On the Needles – Weekend Retreat Cardi

Weekend Retreat Cardi in Progress

Weekend Retreat Cardi in Progress

One of my favorite new patterns is the Lion Brand Weekend Retreat Cardi (it is free on their website and I’ve included the link at the bottom of the page). I have made one for a friend and another for my daughter and am now working on one for myself.

I have added some length to mine beyond what the pattern calls for and am ready to start the ribbing on the bottom edge. My yarn is Red Heart Super Saver Black Fleck #4302, which is black with spots of color woven throughout.

In Caron Simply Soft Off White

In Caron Simply Soft Off White #8702

Although the pattern doesn’t call for it, I put a buttonhole and a single 1″ button at the top of the front band on my friend’s and a buttonhole with a barrel button centered on the bodice for my daughter’s. My daughter had purchased a new summer sundress and requested a cardi that matched the green embroidery on the bodice.  She has already ordered another one in a different color.  ;<) 

In Caron Acrylic Soft Sage over the cute sundress

In Caron Acrylic Soft Sage #580 over the cute sundress

This is a very easy pattern and I have worked on it as a passenger in the car during a long drive.

It seems I am usually knitting for others and rarely make anything for myself so I am really looking forward to wearing this.

http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/81016AD.html?noImages=0

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