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Free Knitting Pattern: Taylor Swift TTPD Inspired Cardigan

Cozy up and knit with the chairman of the Tortured Poets Department. This cardigan is a labor of love and I wanted to share my charts and notes with you! This blog post covers all of the instructions for this cardigan including my charts - it is not graded to any other size. You can get this pattern in a PDF for free on Ravelry if you prefer .  Size:   This sweater is 44” in body circumference. For me it fits with 6” of ease on a 38” bust. Yarn: Worsted weight - Knitting For Olive Heavy Merino in Pearl Grey - 12 balls for my size. Needles:  US #7 needles (4.5mm) for the body and sleeves.  US #5 needles (3.75mm) for the ribbing on the sleeves and neckline. Gauge:  Average cable gauge 22 sts = 4 inches. In stockinette gauge is 18 sts = 4 inches. Row gauge is 24 sts = 4 inches.  Notions: Three 1" buttons, three removable stitch markers (or more to separate cables), tapestry needle, scissors. Note on this cardigan:   This cardigan is challenging - I highly recommend reading through

How do I learn to knit socks? | How I went from zero to fancy socks in 6 months

  Never in my wildest dreams would I think of myself as a sock knitter. I mean, what 30-something does? But here we are, many years and pairs of socks later and I don't see myself slowing down any time soon. At the very beginning of this 2020 I decided I would focus on knitting as my hobby of choice. We all had a bit more free time, right? And what else would take away the unending dread of the news than learning a new skill that I can do  while  binging Bridgerton? It's the best of both worlds! I decided to focus on knitting and gave myself the goal of knitting a pair of socks and a sweater by the end of 2020. We got to both before July.  As the years have passed socks have become one of my go-to knitting projects. It's fast, it's satisfying, and they keep my always-cold toes at least a little warmer. I've even published a few sock knitting patterns! I don't know if I would proclaim myself as a sock knitting expert, but I certainly know my way around a sock kni