We Are Knitters Crochet Tropea Cardigan

We Are Knitters Crochet Tropea Cardigan

crochet kitI was thrilled when We Are Knitters asked me to try out their Tropea Cardigan crochet kit. Firstly, it’s great to see that WAK are catering for crocheters as well as knitters with a beautiful array of patterns, kits and yarn. I haven’t used their yarn before, so I was interested to see what the quality was like. The Pima Cotton was like nothing I’ve ever used before! It was so soft and silky with a beautiful drape, making it perfect for garments. This is a seriously beautiful yarn! A+++++crochet kit crochet kit

This kit was rated intermediate, but the pattern itself is quite simple. I think the intermediate rating applies, because of the large number of granny squares required to make the cardigan – 174 for a medium size like me! But it was well worth it!!crochet kit Honestly, i was a little intimidated by the large number of squares at first, but I was surprised at how quickly the little piles began to grow. I tend to get bored quickly, so if I can get through making all of these squares then YOU can too! And as a bonus they provided lots of great photo opportunities. 😉 If you’re into that sort of thing…..which i am! 🙂crochet kit crochet kit

Part of the reason this project was so enjoyable to work on was because of the colour and quality of the yarn. In fact, the hardest part of making this cardigan was choosing the colour scheme. WAK have such a large range of colours and all kits are completely customisable. The kits also come with everything you need – yarn, pattern, needles, hooks and even a little WAK tag to complete your project.crochet kit

I don’t make a lot of garments as i tend to be more of a cushion or blanket kind of crocheter, but this kit has given me a whole new outlook. I’ve even got my eye on a couple more WAK projects!!crochet kit



  1. Anne
    August 14, 2017 / 6:19 pm

    That is BEAUTIFUL! Obviously well worth the effort.

    • redagapeblog
      August 15, 2017 / 8:02 am

      Thanks Anne. Yes, it was definitely worth the effort. I’m already considering making another one in a different colour way. 🙂

  2. August 15, 2017 / 3:40 am

    So pretty. I love it 🙂

    • Susan
      August 15, 2017 / 4:29 am

      can not find information on the price of the granny square cardigan kit, which contains pattern, yarn hooks, needle and so forth to make this cardigan. I would like to see the different colors to choose from.

      Thank you

      • redagapeblog
        August 15, 2017 / 8:01 am

        Hi Susan! Hit the link in the first paragraph that says ‘Tropea Cardigan’ and it will take you directly to the page with the kit information. Hope this helps! Mandy xx

    • redagapeblog
      August 15, 2017 / 8:09 am

      Thank you. Such a fun project. 🙂

  3. Helena
    October 2, 2017 / 8:43 am

    Hola!! Hi!! I’ve just started with my tropea cardigan 😁 and although I still have a huge amount of grannys to do … I was thinking about the blocking … did you block the squares before putting them together? Thanks for sharing your always lovely projects, they are such a great inspiration !!

    • redagapeblog
      October 18, 2017 / 10:11 am

      Hi Helena! Isn’t the yarn lovely to work with? 🙂 No, i didn’t block my squares. I figured there was enough work to do without blocking too. But i’m a lazy crafter, so don’t feel follow my naughty example if you don’t want to. 😉

  4. Ashley
    January 5, 2018 / 5:40 am

    Could you tell us what colors you ended up using? I’m a big fan of your color scheme! Thank you!

    • redagapeblog
      January 8, 2018 / 9:31 am

      Mint, Bubblegum and Natural! Happy Making!
      Mandy xx

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