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WIP Wednesday – Kari’s Brewing Up a Fabulous Super Bulky Sweater

There is enormous interest in super bulky sweaters this spring. Corie’s “Super Bulky Grandpa” cardigan by Joji Locatelli, knit with Cascade’s Lana Grande, caused more than a few knitters to cast on this gorgeous project. In fact, I know a few of you who are having second helpings of this sweater.

I’ve also caught the super bulky bug. I’m currently knitting the exquisite Brew cardigan by Martin Storey from Rowan’s “Knitting & Crochet Magazine Number 60” which we have in the store right now! Lana Grande is the perfect yarn for this project. It’s a great choice for creating the crisp, clean stitches needed for the contrasting seed stitch, garter stitch and stockinette fabrics. In addition, the yarn is hearty, and I know it will stand up to constant wear. This is necessary because Brew is going to be my newest favourite sweater.

This super bulky project has been an incredibly satisfying knit. It’s challenging enough to keep me interested, but is simple enough to allow me to watch the new mystery series that have popped up on Netflix this month. The back to this oversized cardigan took me a day! Talk about instant gratification. I’m doing the two sleeves at the same time, so I’ll be wearing this sweater soon (and for those of you who know me, that is nothing less than a miracle). I may change the collar on this cardigan, but I haven’t decided yet. What do you think? Should I alter the button band and make a shawl collar?


If you’d like to knit this beautiful cardigan, too, I’m at the shop Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays if you need a hand. If you can’t pop by and you have a question, leave it below and I’ll do my best to help you out.


What a fun and fabulous knit!