In Search of a Drapey Cardigan


I did something a few months ago that I feel a little guilty about. I bought a sweater. Not yarn for a sweater. A sweater. A drapey, soft, cozy sweater from Madewell. And I love it. I want to buy it in every shade. 


But I won't! Because now that graduate school is over and I've officially launched my career, I do have more time for knitting and I would really like to make the drapey, soft, cozy sweater of my dreams. 

I've been scouring through Ravelry for weeks. And while I haven't found the perfect pattern, I have located a few contenders.

Clockwise from left:

1. BlueSand Cardigan by La Maison Rililie; 2. Liv by Carrie Bostick Hoge; 3. Pente by Carol Feller; 4. Palmer by Michele Wang

Ultimately, am looking for something that lives in the very middle of these. I love the textured quality of BlueSand, the simplicity and flow of Liv, the draping of Pente, and the construction of Palmer. 

Since I started the Better Sweater Project, I have rarely strayed from following a selected pattern to a T. Sure, I've modified and tweaked here and there for fit, but that's about it. Maybe it's time for some off-chart adventure!?