Pattern: Old Penny Cardigan, from Vogue Knitting Fall 08 by Veronik Avery
Yarn: Valley Yarns Williamstown, 10 balls
Needles: US 5 and 3
Notes: For something started on impulse it’s turned out very well! I added 1″ in length to the body, and I opted not to add any sort of closure (the pattern calls for snaps, but I will not wear a cardigan fully closed that way.)
There were quite a few errors in this pattern. The fronts have several problems, which are noted on my Ravelry entry for this cardigan. The instructions for picking up the stitches for the edging are also a little vague, and I’m not sure that the numbers add up, but I’m not certain enough to call it an error.
I loved working with this yarn – it was tweedy but soft, and the acrylic content gives it a nice stretch. It was also pretty easy to seam with, a big deal for a soft tweed (usually I find I have to seam with an alternate yarn when knitting with tweeds.) The upper sleeves are a little roomy, at least in comparison with the tightness of the lower sleeve, so I might revise this if making it again. In fact, since it is a raglan, I might consider making the whole thing in one piece.
The pattern didn’t specify, but I used the larger needles for the edging. The small ones would have pulled in too much. In fact, I would tend to use the same needles for the whole thing – the sleeve ribbing doesn’t need to be that small.
I love the outcome of this pattern, and I’m certain I will wear this constantly during the winter (and I may need a new, non purple, shawl pin to go with it!
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40 thoughts on “FO: Old Penny Cardigan”
That color looks great with your hair and beautiful complexion. Great fit too! I can see why Sarah Jane approves. 🙂
Looks fabulous on you! I might have to pick up the Fall Vogue after all. Nice work!
It’s so beautiful! I didn’t really care for this cardi, but now that I’ve seen yours I deffinately have to make it!
This is the new CPH for sure! 🙂
I really like how it turned out. It looks great! 🙂
wow…this turned out sooo beautifully. the color is just perfect!!
whoa. this sweater is so gorgeous! the color is perfect on you! now you’ve got me digging through my stash, so i can cast on right away!
That is absolutely stunning on you.
Gorgeous on you! I like it much better in your blog than how it’s photographed in the magazine the way you’ve styled it. It’s moved up my queue.
Super cute! The colorway is great with your coloring.
It looks fantastic, and you look so pretty in the top pic!
I have a question, do you see any reason why this couldn’t be knit in one piece from the top?
Beautiful! That color is awesome on you. Loving the tweed. Since you have done elventybillion sweaters do you have seaming tips you would like to share?
beautiful! fit and color are perfect on you – great job!
Just lovely. I really liked this pattern in the magazine, but I like it even more when I see it without a weird belt. Pretty!
Wow! A beautiful job and I love how it matches the cat’s eyes a bit too.
Lovely! Very classic style. Nice job!
Wow! I love it! And you look beautiful. I like the shorter hair.
The colour is brilliant! And, the purple pin is perfect — I wouldn’t change a thing. Great job.
Absolutely beautiful! You can see the green and the other colors in it much better than the previous post. It looks gorgeous on you. Great job
Lovely sweater, perfect for fall! I fully approve of Sarah Jane, too — what a cutie.
Love the shape of it! Very flattering.
Gorgeous! You’ve definitely given me an excuse to try Williamstown. Thanks for sharing another beautiful FO.
Absolutely Lovely !! A wonderfull green, i love green !
It is fabulous! …and you wear it so well! Looks like I’ll have yet another project to queue up in Ravelry!
How DO you crank out so many projects anyway? I think you should definitely consider entering the competition for “World’s Fastest Knitter!”
…and btw…thanks for your encouragement on painting. I’m on my second coat in the living room!
You look great in that!
Beautiful, as always!
As for the pin, if you have a spare wooden DPN lying around, you could use that as the pin part.
Just beautiful. It looks terrific on you and I love the color.
Beautiful as always!! I love that color on you and its so tweedy! Thanks for pioneering the way on this one!
That’s an amazing sweater! The color is perfect!
you knit SO fast!!
that cardigan is great! i love the color.
Jane has such good taste! It’s a beautiful sweater.
I think this is one of my favorite FOs that you’ve made. The color is gorgeous, and the fit is very flattering. Sarah Jane is a cute kitty, by the way.
Wow, your old penny cardigan is the most beautiful one I have seen! Great job and the color is amazing on you!
It looks very beautiful! I love the colour and tweedy effect.
Beautiful as always!! I hardly looked at that pattern in the magazine, but yours makes me want to knit it. And I LOVE your kitty!
You are KEEEELING me with this sweater. It’s SO beautiful… I have to go buy some tweed and knit it IMMEDIATELY!!!
Your photos are wonderful. The pattern and yarn combination turned out beautifully and your kitty was so well behaved. Mine would’ve been crawling down my back!!!!
simply gorgeous! i love it.
so glad I stumbled upon your blog as I never would of known about this cardigan. off to buy the magazine today.
fab blog too. lovely photography.
This sweater is so gorgeous! I clicked in from Laikabear’s blog and she is sooo right. The pattern is just so so in the magazine, but you totally rock it!