Miriam Cardigan, Quince & Co

May 20, 2017   /   bydidyoumakethat  / Categories :  Feeds

Miriam Cardigan Quince And Co

If you want a summer cardigan to throw over outfits, meet the Miriam cardigan from Quince & Co, designed by Carrie Bostick Hoge. A neutral colour can be your best friend. I learnt that last summer when I bought a white cotton cardigan and wore it to death. It went with everything.

So, I invested in some Chickadee 100% wool from Loop. I think this project took seven skeins. This is not a cheap make. I often feel conflicted about the financial feasibility of certain crafts, and the implications for who is attracted to and felt included in making. I don’t drop £9.50 on a skein of wool lightly. But when you’ve experienced quality wool, the genie is out of the bottle. It’s difficult to go back to anything else. This is gorgeous wool and I’m quite certain there are lots of very good reasons it costs what it does. Still. There’s my middle class angst for the day. Feel free to throw your rotten kale at me in disgust!

knitted sleeve miriam cardigan

It took me, gulp, eight months to knit this. I am a slow knitter. Plus, this is a sport weight yarn, knitted on some of the tiniest needles available. (I knit loosely and often have to go down a couple of needle sizes. If you’re wondering what I’m talking about, check out this blog post on the importance of knitting a tension square.)

This cardigan was never going to be an overnight success. But I don’t mind slow knitting. For me, the process of knitting is arguably more important than the product. I love a meditative activity and I particularly love that knitting travels in a way sewing doesn’t. You can bung it in a suitcase and be off.

Don’t you think this cardigan is really wearable? I love the three-quarter-length sleeves, the raglan shaping, and deep hems.

miriam cardigan hem

I took a lot of care over the finishing and referred to Finishing Techniques for Hand Knitters for seam techniques. This is one of those books that looks very not-sexy, but is a real little gem. Below, a seam construction in progress. So neat!

miriam cardigan sleeve hem quince and co

Okay, that’s me done. Another cardigan down. What to knit next, what to knit next…? Don’t hold your breath. I’ll see you back here in eight months’ time!

Miriam Cardigan Did You Make That

Points out of ten to anyone who can spot the FAIL in this project. I’ll give you a clue – I didn’t buy all my yarn at the same time.


This is a syndicated post. Please visit the original author at Did You Make That?

You may like


Free Project – Felt Cookie Playset

Free Project – Felt Cookie Playset

This project makes one box of felt play cookies. Each cookie is about 3.5″, and the box will hold six of them. Finished size Each cookie is about 3.5″ Download Now

read more

Free Sewing Pattern – Bean Bag Chair with Toy Storage

Free Sewing Pattern – Bean Bag Chair with Toy Storage

PATTERN DETAILS Sew a bean bag chair that doubles as toy storage! This fun bean bag chair sewing pattern is easy to make and is HUGE – I measured 40” across and it fits at least 30 stuffed animals. When I gave it to my daughter she ran around the house gathering up all her […]

read more

Free Class – Holiday Baking

Free Class – Holiday Baking

CLASS OVERVIEW Wondering what holiday treats to bake this season? We teamed up with Bob’s Red Mill and popular baking instructor Nicki Sizemore to help you decide! In this special freebie, Nicki guides you step by step to make four indulgent desserts: crêpe cake with chocolate whipped cream, mini pecan tartlets, apple galette with perfect […]

read more

Free Project – Knitted Teddy Bear Set

Free Project – Knitted Teddy Bear Set

PATTERN DETAILS You won’t be able to resist making this cute and cuddly knitted teddy bear set. I have always loved soft toys, especially teddy bears, so I thought I would make one come to life! This set is the perfect winter accessory for all ages, and could be made in any colourway you like. […]

read more