The first one I made was this white one. I made it as a muslin hoping it'd be wearable, and it is! This fabric is like a patterned sweater-like rib knit with a fair amount of stretch and return. My sister got it for me a couple of summers ago, and I finally found the perfect use for it.
I found the hem band and front/neck band to be too long. This is often an issue I find with knit patterns. I've learned to just figure it out on my own which I did with this cardigan. But I misjudged slightly so I cut the hem band too small making the waves in the seam. They can be ironed out, but they return after I wash it. I cut the front/neck band too long so it looks a little stretched out. I also cut the interfacing too short which is part of the problem. I still enjoy wearing it though because I love white and white goes with everything. I'm wondering if time and washing will have any effect on these issues. I used giant white buttons which are awesome; I love giant buttons.Next I made a gray one. I got this sweater fabric from a fellow sewist in the Capsule Wardrobe Sew Along group who was cleaning out some fabric. It's a beautiful heather gray fabric with gold metallic knitted in. It is a tad transparent but a nice fabric. It's the dressiest cardigan of the three.
I didn't have the same issues as the first one, but I think the front has stretched out a little because the front looks longer than the back. I have worn this at least five times since finishing it. I used giant gray buttons just like the giant buttons of the white cardigan.The last cardigan I made was this blue one. It's a dusty blue interlock that I have a big roll of under my bed. I used it for a blue cardigan six months ago that turned out to be a sewing "miss". I'm glad I was able to recreate it because it's a great color. I love blue and wear blue a lot.
I couldn't find big buttons that matched so I had to use small buttons. They don't work as well, but I'm glad that they match.