FO: Upcycled Cardi Challenge



(to view all the posts in this series, click on the ‘upcycled cardi challenge‘ tag)

I’m so pleased with how this turned out! The cardigan is exactly how I envisioned, and I’m excited to wear it post-baby bump, too. Currently it’s a wee bit tight on my arms, but that’s due to baby weight gain (it better be, anyway), so I hope it comes off after the little one moves out of me and into the world.

These photos were taken the day before little Lila came into the world! 

The back detail- as the tiny V shapes met at the back of the neck, I thought it would be nice to have a little french knot to finish off the details.


Answers to questions on the previous post:
1. The yarn is labelled DK, but there is no way it’s DK- Its definitely an Aran weight. I think the contrast works really well with the fine gauge of the original cardigan.
2. I’m sorry, but I didn’t do a video of how I sewed on the knitted trim…. :( It’s not expertly done, I relaly just tacked it down and moved on to the embroidery. I’m not a perfectionist, so I just winged it.
3. You can check out the project page on Ravelry here!

My creation