Pattern Review: The Elizabeth Cardigan

The Elizabeth Cardigan from Heart Hook Home was the second cardigan pattern I made from Ashlea, and while I didn’t love it as much as the Painted Canyon Cardigan, I still enjoyed making it! 

The Elizabeth Cardigan was released as a crochet-a-long, and all parts are currently available. It is basically constructed out of a rectangle using the mini bean stitch (also called the Elizabeth stitch, hence the name of the cardigan) and then you add sleeves to it. The result is a drapey sweater!

I personally don’t like the way this cardigan drapes, I feel like mine came out more droopy than I was expecting. I like this pattern because it’s a “one size fits all” pattern; you use your body measurements to create the sweater to your liking. Ashlea states that you can also use pretty much any type of yarn for this pattern. If I make another one I’m going to use a lighter weight yarn, like Lion Brand Mandala.

I used ILTY in Moody Mosaic for this cardigan.

2 Replies to “Pattern Review: The Elizabeth Cardigan

  1. I’ve tried this pattern a couple times myself and always end up frogging it to use the yarn for something else (I’m so in love with slouchy hats, it’s pretty ridiculous), I really will finish it one day though! But yours came out really nice, those colors ? I tend to gravitate more towards worsted weight yarns, but maybe I should try it in something like lion brand homespun, something with more squish to it, hmmm…

    P.S. my 18 year old son is totally into Fallout as well, he got a kick out of your Fallout patterns ? keep up the great work!

    1. I think the yarn I used was worsted weight, I still have mixed feelings about this pattern hahaha. And I’ll have more Fallout patterns soon! Thanks for your comment! ?

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