I shared a not-quite-so-haunting Halloween tale about frogging a significant amount of crochet progress, and starting over on a new cardigan (with an actual pattern, the Cozy Coed Cardigan pattern from Heart Hook Home). I am happy to share that I successfully completed the cardigan (sans perhaps attaching additional pockets in the future)!
While I mostly adhered to the pattern, I wandered off a bit on the edges, and decided to add a[n enormous] hood, buttons, and pocket(s).
It is absolutely cozy, and almost exactly what I want when I am feeling chilly. The main thing I would change (and I can, assuming I am able to get more of one of the limited colorways from Hearts on Fiber) would be to make the pockets bigger. I made sure they would fit my phone, but adding significant positive ease would have been better… I have already had my phone fall out (including onto concrete) multiple times because the pockets aren’t quite deep enough for when I’m moving around.
I wasn’t sure I would love such an “eclectic” color palette, but I’m enjoying feeling like I’m reprising my elementary school art teacher, to be honest. I love being able to enjoy a bunch of the limited edition colorways from the Hearts on Fiber Heart of Gold membership at once.
After I finished this cardigan, I immediately started on 2 more crochet cardigans, haha! I will share additional cardigan updates in a future post.