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Wool and the Gang :: Careless Cardigan and giveaway!

Simple and carefree, that is exactly how I felt as I was knitting the Careless Cardigan, using Tina Tape yarn by Wool and the Gang.  I teamed up with them to test out this new yarn, which sounded like a dream come true for me.  Something that is as soft as silk and more cooling than linen?  Count me in!  Ever since we moved down to South Texas (as I’ve probably rambled on about before), I have been searching for yarns that I could be comfortable working with in this super hot and humid sub-tropical climate.  Well, here it is, folks!!!  Seriously, I even took this project to the beach and knit there very comfortably!!  It’s like knitting with satin ribbon, and even when the garment became fairly large, it didn’t feel like a hot blanket on my legs.  Isn’t that the curse of knitters?  We want to knit sweaters and blankets for the fall and winter….but that means we need to knit them in the SUMMER!

I digress.  Here are some photos of me knitting my Careless Cardi on the beach.  It was heavenly.

Ok now about the color.  Perfect Peach.  I am currently OBSESSED with this color, and am finding that my wardrobe is turning into pieces either mainly this color, or ALL this color.  Millenial Pink anyone?  ALL OF IT!  I was debating between this and Quetzal Green, which is close to a teal blue.  I’m so glad I went with this one.

I was excited to knit this cardi because it has very interesting construction!  It is knit from side to side, starting with one sleeve, and then knitting to the other sleeve, with some shaping in between.  Then the bottom is knit separately and you seam it all together.  I learned quite a bit from the pattern, and it was very relaxing at the same time.  I even took it to the movie theater once, and worked on it while the movie was playing! I only modified one thing, and made my sleeves a bit shorter than the pattern recommended.  I personally love a 3/4 length sleeve, so I made these only 11″, rather than the 15″ length in the pattern.  I am so happy with this decision, and I ended up with very little yarn at the end, so it’s a good thing!!

After seaming and a nice blocking, this cardi is the perfect addition to my wardrobe!!  I will probably end up wearing it in the cool evenings at home, and out as a jacket in the winter.


WATG and I are offering one Careless Cardigan kit in a color of your choice to one lucky winner!! To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment here telling me which color you would choose!!  That’s it!  I will be closing the giveaway on Sunday, August 20, and then choosing a winner that following week.  Good luck!!

Other wardrobe items:

Dress: Loren embroidered linen dress in blush, by Roolee
Earrings: Anthropologie
Necklace: H&M

65 thoughts on “Wool and the Gang :: Careless Cardigan and giveaway!

  1. All the colors are beautiful, but I’d have to choose dusty blue to make this in. Love the design!

  2. How fun!!! Eucalyptus green please. I’m making a sweater now with this fiber and I’m loving it…’s a nice change from using my smaller needles too 🙂

  3. Midnight blue 😉

    That cardi looks gorgeous 😉

  4. Timberwolf! For sure!

  5. Oooo space black for me. Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. Love the peach!

  7. Perfect Peach is beautiful! Great color.

  8. Vitamin C!!! Love orange 💗🍊

  9. The Quetzal green sounds so pretty!

  10. I’d pick ‘ Vitamin C’ for the win! This color is perfect to ‘see’ and remind me of the ‘sea’ and all the sweetness of summer as we move into fall. XO Great pattern!!

  11. Lovely cardigan! I would chose the Fern Green kit. 🤞🏼

    1. Thank you so much for entering this giveaway, Rebekah!! Congratulations, you are the winner!! I will be sending you an email shortly. 🙂 xx Lesley.

  12. Beautiful! Fern Green would be my choice!

  13. I’d love to make it in Eucalyptus Green!

  14. Vitamin C for sure!

  15. Hard to choose but I would make it in Midnight Blue. Yours is marvelous!

  16. Gah! Love it! I would have to go with your choice – perfect peach. I have so much gray and white in my wardrobe and this is such a lovely compliment! Thanks for sharing your thoughts – I am new to TN and adjusting to hotter, more humid temps myself!

  17. Hmmm… I like the fern green!

  18. Dusty Blue, please!!

  19. Space black! I’ll stop wearing black when they make a darker color 😉

  20. Dusty Blue. Hands down. Another wonderful post! 💜

  21. Green! 😍

  22. All the colors are gorgeous, but I would love to knit it in Dusty Blue.

  23. Coral Crush! This is an awesome giveaway! Thanks!

  24. I love the Fern Green 😍

  25. Rocky Grey or Eucalyptus Green!

  26. Eucalyptus Green!!!

  27. Beautiful sweater! I’m loving the Quetzal Green!!

  28. I LOVE this cardi!!! I am pretty sure I’d do midnight blue. Maaaaaybe coral crush. Super fair so the lighter tones don’t look so hot on me – but I love them all!

  29. Space Black all the way!

  30. Redhead that I am, I have to go with Fern Green. I’m super curious about the Tina Tape and have been keeping a close eye on every post about it. Excited for the giveaway!

  31. Dusty Blue. It looks amazing!

  32. Definitely the quetzal green!

  33. Rocky Gray !! Thank you!!!

  34. Rocky Grey!

  35. Eucalyptus green for sure!

  36. Love it! I think I’d choose dusty blue. I love muted colors.

  37. I absolutely love the Quetzal Green, but would probably go with Rocky Grey because I could wear it more often.

  38. Thank you! Quetzal Green for me

  39. I love your color. I will love to knit it in perfect peach!

  40. Quetzal green!

  41. Mmmmm yummy! Who can resist a pretty little giveaway like this? Not I ….in lavender yes please?!

    1. Okay so lavender would equate to the rocky grey…cheesy pizza

  42. Thanks for this giveaway! I’m very keen to try out this yarn–I would choose the Perfect Peach colourway too! I am also building a collection of peachy, coral-ly garments!!

  43. This is awesome! How generous 🙂 my pick would be timberwolf!! Thank you!

  44. I would love the eucalyptus green!!!

  45. Perfect peach please. I love it!

  46. I love this cardi and would make one for my adult daughter if I won, in Fusty blue!

  47. Lovely! I would have to pick tinderwolf; I just love warm neutrals!

  48. Dusty blue would be my choice, but all the colors are spectacular!!!

  49. I would pick the rocky grey color.

  50. Yay! I live in Houston and people think I’m crazy for having a knitting hobby in this year round humidity.
    I’d love to try Tina Tape in Quetzel Green.

  51. Rocky grey!

  52. Rocky grey all the way! Maybe I’ll pop it with some neon accents. 🙃

  53. Rocky gray is my favorite!

  54. Dusty blue please! Thanks for this awesome giveaway 😊

  55. Cool giveaway and a perfect summer wardrobe piece! I would choose the Rocky grey colorway

  56. So many great colors – I love the Quetzal Green 😍

  57. Very generous of you and WATG, Tina tape looks fabulous, I think a bit of on trend Timberwolf and I’d buy a ball of something contrasting and do a blanket stitch or something similar, on the edges, great beach knitting pattern though x

  58. Oh my god! I am in love with this pattern and I just can’t decide with colours , mmm PERFECT PEACH! It seems so beautiful 😃 maybe because of the model 😉

  59. Looks lovely! I’d choose snow white!

  60. I would choose the rock grey, classic color and perfect for this knit sweater!

  61. What avsweet, free flowing cardi and I am liking that Dusty Blue. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

  62. Thank you so much to ALL who entered!! The winner is Rebekah, congratulations!!

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