Sunday, March 26, 2017

Wickford Love


This make is about as wintery as they get, and I apologize to all of you out there who are already basking in the spring sun, ready to forget winter was ever even here. Here in Finland though we still have snow and I'm wearing my recently finished cardigan every day for as long as I can.

This is the Wickford by Alison Green and for me it was love at first sight. Obviously it took me months to complete, especially since I knitted some socks in between bursts of sweater inspiration. The difficult thing is I really should start my knitted cardigans in the summer (or even spring!) to have them ready for when the sweater weather begins. But who has that kind of self discipline?

I knitted the smallest size with smaller needles than suggested, but it still turned out bigger than I anticipated. I omitted some of the cables for a more sleek silhouette, and now I think that that might have had something to do with it. I also now suspect that my gauge gets looser when I'm knitting a large piece while watching TV, which renders my swatch unreliable. These are all just speculations though, but too big sweaters are a reoccurring theme around here.

By the way, you can find me on Instagram now too, @nillapurplepleats!

Do your sweaters turn out the way you planned? What am I doing wrong?


  1. I have just the same problem even though I also tend to choose the smallest size and smaller needles. I think I might have to choose even smaller needles from now on as I don't want to start counting stitches and converting the pattern to adjust my gauge - that would be way too complicated. :)

    1. I think you're right! Somehow it just feels so slow with small needles... :D