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closeup of a purple hand knit cardigan

Pattern: Portage by Melissa Schaschwary (link leads to Ravelry)

Yarn: Perfect Storm on Classic DK
Amount: 7 skeins (88 g remaining)

Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm), US 6 (4 mm), US 7 (4.5 mm), US 8 (5 mm)
Size: 35″

Started: February 15, 2020
Finished: March 31, 2020

Because I tend to knit in the round more tightly than when knitting flat, I went up to US 8 for the sleeves and US 6 for the sleeve cuffs. I also knit an extra inch before starting the cuffs, only knit 4 inches of the cuff, and did not include the turning row. I’m certain I also lengthened the body a bit, but I forgot to take notes on that part!

I absolutely adore this finished cardigan! Seriously, I love everything about it. The pockets are perfect, my modifications worked out great, and the color is 100% me. I would happily knit this again… probably while wearing this one! Seriously, I’ve napped while wearing it. I adore this cardigan.

There’s a few pieces of the pattern that are initially a little hard to understand, but I had the good fortune of knitting this during a KAL! If anyone is knitting this pattern and has questions, I now feel pretty confident that I can help!

My only suggestion, especially if using hand dyed yarn, is to knit the sleeves before the collar! Yarn management became a bit of a challenge for me when it came down to the sleeves. It’s much easier to use the leftover partial skeins in the collar than in the sleeves (at least to me).

Ravelry: I also have a Ravelry Project Page for this knit. However, many people (myself included) have had issues with the new Ravlery. It is known to cause eye strain, headaches, migraines, and seizures. Please be careful when proceeding to Ravelry!

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Adjusting to the new normal is… weird. Don’t get me wrong, I usually spend a lot of time at home… But nothing about what’s going on is normal. Honestly, I think I’ve done LESS knitting. How about you? How are you coping with everything? Pictured is a #wip shot of my Portage cardigan! Granted, this photo is several weeks old. 😅 I’ve since finished the body, collar, & pockets. All that’s left are sleeves! If you’re wondering what yarn this is, it’s my first variegated colorway! After seeing the Portage at @themodernskein knit in @suburbanstitcher’s Oslo, I knew my goal was to have something similar, but in purple! And frankly, I wasn’t sure how to ACTUALLY get a similar effect… but I’m quite proud of this color! So thanks Dianne & Sharon for being the fantastic inspirations for the color. 😊 Pattern: Portage by @dandiliongrl Yarn: Perfect Storm (available soon) on Classic DK by me! #portagecardigan #portagekal #replicasurfaces #tkptmskal #knittingwip #knittersofig #heatheredhandmades #purpleyarn #themodernskein #knitalong #wipwednesday

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It’s finished! My Portage cardigan is finished! Ok… so it’s actually been finished for over a week. 🙈 It took me awhile to weave in & trim the ends since I’ve been wearing it any chance I can! I adore this cardigan. Seriously, this is already my most worn piece of knitwear. I may have even napped in it one day… 😪 Pattern: Portage @dandiliongrl Yarn: Perfect Storm (coming soon) @heatheredhandmades #tkptmskal #portagecardigan #portagekal #heatheredhandmades #knitcardigan #purpleyarn #indiedyer #indiemakers #knittersofig #finishedfriday #finishedobject #finishedprojectfriday #knitlife #knit #knitting #knittersofinstagram #melissaschaschwary #themodernskein #theknittingplace #knitalong #knittersofravelry #handdyedyarn #handdyed @themodernskein @theknittingplace

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