I love my original blue Wardie so much decided to make a new one in Finull PT2 colour 405, but wanted a slightly different style to wear around the house with pjs or leggings. I stalled out on what to do with the buttonband as I knew I didn’t want it to have buttons. I’m not really a cardigan person and much prefer pullovers.
When we were developing Granton I was inspired by the picked up ribbing and decided that was the way to go for this version, leaving out the buttonholes.
I followed the directions as written until the button band section.
Using a long circular needle 1 size smaller than the smaller needle in the pattern (I used a 2.75mm), pick up and knit sts around front edge, approx 2 sts for every 3 rows on front edges and 1 stitch for every stitch across the back of the neck. Check the total is a multiple of 4 and adjust if necessary by working p2togs on first row.
Row 1 (WS): p3, (k2, p2) to 1 st before end, p1.
Row 2: k3, (p2, k2) to 1 st before end, k1.
I repeated those 2 rows 13 times until I had approximately 2½" / 6.5cm of ribbing. I was aiming for 3" /7.5cm but ran out of yarn, but I’m really happy with the length it is.
Then bind off in pattern. I blocked the cardigan flat as shown in the photo and then seamed it together.
My grey Wardie turned out exactly like I'd been imagining. I wear it all the time, when I go out to my allotment in the evening to do some watering, in the morning over my pjs when I'm having my morning coffee (I don't look as elegant as Aja when I have my morning coffee!), or in the evenings when I'm knitting and watching TV, in fact I'm wearing it as I work on this post.
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