FO: Oxbow Cardigan

It’s done it’s done it’s DONE! I finished my Oxbow Cardigan today and it might actually have been my fastest sweater knit, at only two months. There’s definitely something to be said for knitting bulky-weight sweaters! The yarn is Cascade Eco+ and I only used 2.5 skeins of the four I purchased. I feel a bit of itchiness against the back of my neck as I sit here typing, so I’m going to give it a nice long soak and see if that softens things up.

The sleeves are about three inches longer than I would have liked, but other than that, I think the fit is great. This project definitely had some elements that aren’t my favorite (deciphering increases and decreases, short rows, picking up A LOT of stitches) but it was all good practice for me. Before this, I thought I only liked to knit pullovers, but this wasn’t bad at all, maybe because it was bulky weight? I’m already thinking about what my next sweater should be!

Also, I was introduced to a new show: the Great Pottery Throw Down and it’s SO good. In the US, I think it’s only available on HBO Max. If you like wholesome shows like the Repair Shop or GBBO, you should give it a go. It’s marvelous.

18 thoughts on “FO: Oxbow Cardigan

  1. The Great Pottery Throwdown is so fab (we only get an occasional series here in NZ)
    Your cardi looks great. I always have best intentions with cardigans and I’ve had 3 duds so I’ve been a bit put off – I guess I’ll try another one this year and maybe bulky is the way to go so it’s quicker and less of a time investment if it goes wrong 🙂

  2. This is such an inspiration. Trying a cardigan is definitely on my list for this year. I think I’m going to try a kid-sized one first just in case disaster strikes. Yours looks amazing

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  4. Yours looks amazing!!

    I have a question about the verbiage regarding the body decreases. I wanted to see how you handled this.

    When they say “decrease every 5 rows”; did you read this as knit 4 rows total then make the decreases on the 5th row; or do you knit 5 rows total then on the 6th row you decreased?

    Thank you!

    • Oh gosh, it’s been a while, but I think I knit four rows and made the decreases on the 5th. I remember the instructions for that one were a little confusing overall! Good luck!

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