Frankie Cardigan

After a few intense months of working on Cute Comfort Knits I was so excited to start some selfish knitting!

I wanted a simple shape, easy to knit garment that would fit my new capsule wardrobe. And I wanted to use the pack of Rowan Softyak which I’d had for a while (and kept changing my mind what to knit with it!).

Frankie_Kim Hargreaves

I settled on Frankie From Kim Hargreaves Breeze – an old pattern using Rowan Pima Cotton dk. I thought it would be perfect for stash-busting my lovely Softyak dk and it really ticks all the boxes to fit into my capsule wardrobe.

Frankie by Kim Hargreaves knitted in Rowan Softyak | Jem Weston blog

Unfortunately it turned out to be a bit slightly less simple than hoped! Because of changing the yarn, my row tension was short – and as it has raglan sleeves I had to rewrite all of the raglan shaping. But other than that… it was a dream to knit and I love the Softyak! 

Of course I’ve done my usual thing of finishing a summer cardie just as autumn is creeping up…but hopefully we have a few warm days still to come.

Frankie by Kim Hargreaves knitted in Rowan Softyak | Jem Weston blog

And don’t you just love a good pocket?!

Yarn provided by Rowan.

2 thoughts on “Frankie Cardigan

  1. I order the same yarn in color taupe to make a cardigan like yours after I discovered that I had that book (inherited lots of knitting books from mom). Thank you for sharing your pictures and always inspiring me with your beautiful work.


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