Harvard Square…Vest

March 3rd, 2007 | View Comments

Body of the Harvard Square Cardigan

In the course of dealing with my One Project Paralysis following the completion of the Endpaper Mitts, I came to the conclusion that I wasn’t in the mood to knit anything challenging. No lace, no cables, no epic projects. I was flailing around for a project to knit next when a bunch of babies came to the rescue. Enter the Harvard Square Cardigan.

Harvard Square Cardigan The Harvard Square Cardigan, which you can see at the left, is from Knitting for Baby, by Melanie Falick and Kristin Nicholas. I will give this book a proper review some day, but I love it and have been eyeing the Harvard Square Cardigan pretty much since I bought it.

Eagle-eyed readers who have been with me for a while will recognize the yarn I’m using for the sweater as the same yarn I used for Fred the turtle. It’s been a quick and easy knit so far—heck, most of it is garter stitch—but it’s also curing me of my current lack of desire to work on a challenging knit. I’ve been spending a lot of time lately looking at lace and laceweight yarn lately (as if I need more yarn) and I think I will be casting on for one of these from Victorian Lace Today (which I will also review properly at some point) after I finish the sleeves on the cardigan.

A curved shawl, p. 72 Alpine knit scarf, p. 36
Myrtle leaf shawl, p. 142

And then I will probably treat myself to some of Sundara’s cherry blossom yarn.

CogKnition posted this on March 3rd, 2007 @ 2:43pm in Unfinished Objects, Yarn | Permalink to "Harvard Square…Vest"


  1. lobstah says:

    The cardigan is going to be so adorable! I love the colors you picked.
    As for the cherry blossom yarn, ooh la la! Gorgeous! I am especially smitten with the third lace pattern you posted.

  2. KathyMarie says:

    Okay, now I *have* to put that book on my wish list. And invent another birthday for myself or something.

    The vest stage of the cardigan looks great! The colors go really well together.