Jeans Cardigan with Rowan All Seasons Cotton

Blue Cardi 3So, I have finally finished knitting another top down cardigan. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I was not sure how this was going to turn out as I was designing it as I went along: I changed the sleeve cuffs and cardigan edges about 3 times from garter stitch to more rows of garter stitch to 1×1 rib. The only notion that I had before I began was that it would be fairly casual to wear over jeans………or even jeans shorts!

I used Rowan’s All Seasons Cotton in the colour Denim and the darker stripes are in Storm. This yarn comes in 19 different shades including blues, greens, pinks and purples, a red, a yellow, an orange, neutrals and black and white…..a great selection to choose from! All Season’s Cotton is fairly easy to knit with and as it is aran weight it is also a relatively quick knit…..but of course this depends how many times you rip it back after changing your mind……..consequently, I found it very easy to rip back! It is a plied yarn which means it is made up of several threads twisted together however, some knitters find that these can split while knitting. If you find this happens to you, you could try using Rowan’s Softknit Cotton as thisBlue Cardi close up2 yarn is constructed like a very tiny i-cord so unlikely to split. Personally I didn’t have any splitting problems and I found All Seasons Cotton a delight to knit with. When knitted up, the stitches have great definition, as you can see from the lovely raglan line, so great for all types of stitches especially cable and textural stitches. The finished cardigan is so lovely and soft and it has a very nice drape to it. The other quality that I noticed about the knitted material is no matter how much I squashed it in a heap in my knitting bag as it slowly grew larger and larger it never appeared to wrinkle! So this makes it a great yarn to use for a garment that you would use for travelling……..just like my cardigan! Now…………….where shall I go?

If you would like to see more patterns using this yarn please click here, which will take you to Rowan’s All Seasons Cotton patterns.

If you would like a copy of my Jeans Cardigan pattern (sizes 36″ and 38″, 91 (96.5) cm only) it is available for sale on Ravelry with all my other patterns.

12 thoughts on “Jeans Cardigan with Rowan All Seasons Cotton

  1. Both my (much younger) niece and I love this pattern – I am going to make hers without stripes, using some vintage Spinnerin CLU wool that my mom purchased many years ago, then gave to her niece, who just gave it to me. I will try mine using Cascade 220, some left over deep indigo that I already have in my stash, and the ‘stonewash’ that is available now. Please let me know when you have a smaller (maybe 23-34) and a larger (39-42) size pattern available, as your current sizes are too ‘average’ for her and me. We are excited about trying it!

    • Thank you for buying my Jeans Cardigan design; I absolutely love it and find I wear it all the time! I didn’t really intend to add more sizes and this was mainly because I thought a fitted size would not be very popular in a larger size…..obviously I was wrong. Which size are you going to make first?

    • It is indeed great with jeans, Rosario! I am still in the process of converting the pattern to other sizes……hopefully it will be ready soon!

    • Thank you Jane! I’m in the process of documenting the instructions which is to fit a 36″ bust ….I will need to convert the instructions for the other sizes………..so pattern coming soon!

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