Hey Berroco Fans! I’m so excited to share my newest FO, the Sebec Cardigan by Amy Christoffers. It was my 2nd official Cardi Party project and I obviously didn’t finish it in the KAL window but I kept it going despite the end of the KAL and finally finished it!
Sebec is a *free pattern* and while the design was made with Pima 100, I decided to make mine in Berroco Arno. Arno is a delightfully soft worsted weight yarn that is a cotton/wool blend. I LOVE how light it feels and know I’ll get a ton of wear out of this sweater in New England.
I went with the Dulce de Leche color (5096) for this cardigan. I love the subtle marl it has and liked how it looked with the bobbles.
I made the 40″ size which was about 6″ of ease on me. (The measurement around my upper bust area is a 34″ and my full bust is a 36″). I’m also 5’3 and have a shorter torso. All that said, I didn’t make any other size modifications.
I did though change the size of my bobbles! I went with a smaller 3st bobble than the 5 sts one shared in the pattern. I just preferred the smaller look of them. Speaking of bobbles, they were so much fun to make! Have you ever tried knitting backwards? TRY IT. It’s simpler then it sounds and makes for quick bobble making.
Overall this pattern was clear and concise, with bobble pattern keeping my interest. I also didn’t mind the “mindless” stockinette in between.
Overall I’d rate this as an advanced beginner sweater, only because of the bobbles and the seaming of the sleeve caps. A little “pro tip”: I seamed the sleeves by starting at the top shoulder and working my way down on either side.
Also this cardigan has a similar style to our Yarden Cardigan if you’re looking for a little different stitch pattern but same great V-neck cardigan.
If you’re more the video type here’s my FO breakdown on YouTube!
3 thoughts on “Finished Knit: Sebec Cardigan in Arno”
Your comments about bobbles were particularly interesting for those of us who avoid them. You were wise to 1) make the bobbles smaller (because more likely to be similar in size) and to 2) knit the project backwards (for quick bobble making).
Help with the Corsica pattern??? How, and what, does it look like when you drop the stitch and let it unravel
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