I finally have pictures of my 28thirty cardigan to share! This was a lot of fun to knit. I copied Barefoot Rooster’s version exactly in terms of the yarn choice and button color, and I love the outcome! My only slight reservation is that the finished sweater is a little bigger than I was hoping. I think it’ll be fine in cooler weather over other things, but it would have been nice if had ended up slightly more fitted. 

28thirty 1


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28thirty 6

The yarn is Peace Fleece Worsted in the Grass Roots colorway, and I used just over five skeins. It felt a little coarse as I was handling it during the knitting, but it bloomed and softened nicely with soaking.

I made a couple of modifications to the original pattern. A lot of people on Ravelry mentioned that the sleeves were coming out too big, so instead of following the pattern directions for sleeve shaping, I just kept decreasing every purl round until I hit 43 stitches. That seems to have done the trick because the sleeves fit well. My other mod was making this hip length rather than cropped. Much more my style.

And here’s my other Barefoot Rooster find—this butternut squash and caramelized onion galette. It’s from the Smitten Kitchen blog which Barefoot Rooster cooks from a lot. Mine isn’t anywhere close to being as pretty as hers or Smitten Kitchen’s, but it was reeeeeeally tasty! The dark parts are purple onions. This is definitely going into the dinner rotation. Or I might try this burst tomato version. Mmmm!

Galette 2 border



  1. You little minx. That sweater is so cute! I hate it when you go and do something that makes me want to stop embracing my inner-under-achiever. If i ever DID make a sweater, I think this one would be it. That galette looks nummy, too.

    • I’m so glad you like it! You could knit it with no problem, you know. But you should knit what you enjoy knitting! Plenty of passionate knitters only ever knit socks or scarves or hats . . . or whatever their thing is. XOO

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