This gown cardigan by Irene Lin is such an addiction to knit and it leaves you with a strong desire to repeat it over and over!
Pros & Cons of Gown Cardigan.
I knitted it back in 2018 and it is one of the few cardigans I have knitted in past years.
Let’s jump into PROs:
- I love the pattern, straightforward description, and very well-written!
- I love the cables on the front
- I adore the sleeves (a very good option for wider sleeve blouse 🙂 )
- The shape goes amazingly with all my clothing
- I picked a very nice color for this gown cardigan to match my wardrobe
- I am totally in love with tiny little pockets, super cute!
- I failed with the right yarn choice, needed longer sleeves to feel comfortable and not scratch myself (Rowat felted tweed is not working for my sensitive skin)
- I questioned the absence of buttons for my comfortability
Will I Knit This Gown Cardigan Again?
I PLAN to repeat it taking into consideration next:
- Better quality yarn for my sensitive skin
- Light yarn in terms of the weather, I think I want to make it for spring/summer, so the absence of the buttons won’t bother me, because although I know it is possible to add buttons to this design I am super sure that buttons will ruin the beautiful front cables… So, I think in warmer weather I will not be looking to button it up it gets slightly chilly. But this will also hugely depend on where in the world I will live when I decide to reknit it)
- I might go for the longer version. There is nothing wrong with a short one, I just want moreeee of front cables, lol
- Oh, and make it in a neutral color again, so it goes with everything!
- And last but not least – make longer sleeves, I like more puffiness).
Do I recommend it?
Definitely! If you like the look of it, get the pattern! It is an awesome experience to knit this beauty!
I AM WEARING:
- Gown cardigan by Irene Lin
- Self-drafted silk blouse
- Uniqlo skinny jeans (they were light blue, I painted them dark grey at home, supposed to be black, but came out dark greenish grey)
- Michael Kors bag
- Sam Edelman shoes
- Rings and earrings from Santiago de Compostela street markets