This is the same cardie that you’ve probably seen all over the web. I can tell you from my own experience, it’s popular because it’s easy, cute and very wearable.
I used yarn from the stash, but it was a different gauge than the pattern. I did a little math and it worked out. I had to rip the sleeve caps a couple of times, but they did eventually work.
Mods: I decided to make the hem about 2" deep and used only double moss stitch. The pattern calls for a small bit of double moss, but when I knit it that way it flipped outward and was untameable. My thought was carrying the double moss from CF and sleeve down to the hem in a more signifcant way would work. Please note: I didn’t make the sweater longer, I just made the hem deeper.
I also made the sleeves long rather than 3/4. No real reason why, so I must have been cold when making that decision. I like the way they turned out so, it was a happy chill.
The buttons are from Joann. I was hoping to use some buttons from the extensive button stash, but that plan never seems to work out. I thought these looked a bit vintage, but in a perfect world they would be a smidge lighter and blend in more. Oh well.