ALS Auction Participants:
Read through this blog post to learn about the Conference Call Cardi! The listing on the auction site is for a finished cardigan, not just the pattern. Together we will select the perfect yarn color and fiber for you and I will hand-knit the piece to fit you (or your recipient)! This Cardi is available to fit bust sizes 30 – 62 inches! Lead time for me to produce the finished piece is 3-4 weeks.
The Conference Call Cardi is designed to be comfortable for individuals in a wheelchair (read more below) and could be an amazing gift for someone battling ALS!
Questions about the Conference Call Cardi? Drop me an email!
Interested in purchasing a finished Conference Call Cardi, knit specifically to fit you? Head over to the ALS Auction to bid!
Hi Friends! I’m excited to introduce the Conference Call Cardi. This piece has been in the works for a while. It took multiple frogged attempts but it turned out so super cute…in my humble opinion, haha!
Conference Call Cardi
The Conference Call Cardi is a piece I designed after almost of year of working from home due to Covid. I was privileged enough to have the ability to WFH, and I’m not gonna lie, it been amazing! (Introverts Unite…Separately! In your own homes!). Throw on comfy jeans or leggings with a t-shirt and I’m ready to work! Of course every now and then I need to turn on my camera for a video conference call. On each video call I caught myself wishing I had a quick top to throw on that would look professional but still be comfy! Enter the Conference Call Cardi! She’s cropped, so it doesn’t pool at your hip when seated. She’s got little shorty sleeves, cause let’s face it, we don’t need more heat during stressful meetings!! I didn’t put any closures on this piece. I always think that cardigans, jackets, and blazers look nicer unbuttoned when seated anyway. That’s why men always unbutton their jackets when they sit down, right? It’s more comfortable and look better. If you prefer a closure, try a cute shawl pin or even a magnetic closure for a clean look!
Each of my designs is designed to honor my mom and her battle with ALS. She loved looking put together but always comfortable. I remember her rocking beautiful scarves as a way of self expression. I want each piece i make to be something she would wear and love!
This piece is particularly cute for anyone in a seated posture. A few years after my mom’s ALS diagnosis she was mostly seated in a wheelchair or in a recliner when at home.
Regular cardigans could be a bit too long for people who spend most, or all, of their time in a seated posture. I designed this piece to be just cropped enough to hit right at the hip crease when seated. No pooling fabric as the hips ensures the stop lies flat and looks amazing!
The short sleeves also mean no sleeve cuffs to get in the way of manual wheelchair operation. This piece is easily layerable for more warmth, but no worries messing up beautiful hand-knit cuffs on wheelchair wheels. It also can provide a bit more mobility than longer, bulkier sleeves.
No closures. For anyone that experiences limited hand mobility or dexterity, buttons and other traditional fasteners can be hard to manipulate. So the Conference Call Cardi has a simple, open front design.
Fit: Designed to fit with 3-5 in of positive ease.
Sizing: XS (S, M, L,XL) (2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL) to fit a bust size of 30 (34, 38, 42, 46) (50, 54, 58, 62) in or 76 (86.5, 96.5, 106.5, 117) (127, 137, 147.5, 157.5) cm.
- Approximately 595 (705, 785, 860, 920) (1050, 1085, 1230, 1300) of worsted weight, category 4 yarn.
- Size US 10 / 6mm knitting needles
- Tapestry needle and scissors
Keep it Casual
Wear it with PJ bottoms…cause let’s face it, we all know that’s what’s going on when we’re working from home!
Pair it with Jeans
Jeans are a staple in my closet. And you know what, I’m rocking my skinnies no matter what someone says on TikTok. Since the Conference Call Cardi is cropped and short sleeve it pairs well with any style of jeans. Wear a simple tank or a long sleeve shirt if you want to layer.
The Conference Call Cardi is short sleeved so wear it with ease even when the weather is warmer. Paired with shorts and sandals, its an adorable spring, fall, or even summer look!
Wear over a dress or maxi skirt
A piece like this is the perfect topper for a dress or maxi skirt. It can break up a monochromatic outfit with a perfect pop of color. Works with a belt too! Since it’s cropped, wear a stand out belt or other statement piece!