There Will Be Time Cardigan

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There Will Be Time is my latest release - now live on Ravelry! It is an extra wide, open cardigan with skinny sleeves. The gorgeous short-row-striped front panels are contrasted with a simple garter stitch back and contrast colour sleeves. The cardigan has a boxy shape with dropped shoulders. Back and front pieces are knitted separately. Next, shoulder and side seams are sewn and stitches are picked up for the sleeves, which are then knitted seamlessly.


Yarn: Tukuwool Fingering, colorways Rae (260 g) and Kimo (117 g)
Needles: 3,5 mm (US 4)


There was a long journey before I got this far. My first attempt was to work with gray only for the front panels, but you could hardly see the different directions they were worked in. You can see the beginning of the project on my blog post from April 2016. I put the project aside, until I saw something striped and realised it was the solution for this cardigan.


I finally finished the sample about a year ago, but I was busy with other projects and forgot about this one. Then one day I found the sample, and realised I had the pattern ready, so it was time to find test knitters. Luckily, that wasn't a problem, and I soon had a fantastic team of patient knitters who helped me polish the pattern to last detail. Finally, it's time, the pattern is out and you can get it to knit the cardigan for yourself!


"There will be time" is from a poem by T.S. Eliot called The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock:

“There will be time, there will be time


To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet;

There will be time to murder and create,
And time for all the works and days of hands
That lift and drop a question on your plate;
Time for you and time for me,

And time yet for a hundred indecisions,
And for a hundred visions and revisions,
Before the taking of a toast and tea.”


Now, my reader friends: who recognises the quote - where did I learn about the Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock?


Prufrock was an old man, and in the poem he's talking about how there always was a later time for making decisions and achieving things. In my case, it didn't take a life time to publish this pattern, but  it was a long project. However, thinking that there will be time proved right, and now is the time: the pattern is live!


It's CreaDienstag!



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  1. Das ist ja echt ein super cooles Teil. Durch die schmalen Ärmel denkt man auf den ersten Blick, es ist eine Weste, aber dann sieht man, es ist ein cardigan. Er gefällt mir sehr gut. Sieht auch schwierig aus, das Muster im Frontbereich.
    lG Claudia

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    1. Thank you, Claudia! The front is not that difficult if you are familiar with short rows, but it does require some concentration. I wouldn't recommend this as the first garment to knit, but it's a fun project if you have a bit more experience!

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