The Forest Cardigan was inspired by my favorite place – the mountains (I try to be really creative with my pattern names, can you tell?). The colors in my original sample, the woolly texture of the yarn, the stitch patterns are all reminiscent of the rocks and trees that I love so much. My buttons even speak to the inspiration being made of wood!
This sweater is knit from the top down with raglan shaping, then stitches are picked up at the end for the button band and collar – no seams!
Worsted weight wool: 300 (350, 400, 450, 500, 550, 600, 650)yds in color A & 200 (250, 300, 350, 400, 450, 500, 550)yds in Color B
Size 9 (5.5 mm) circular needles (cir) 32-40” depending on size being made and set of double-pointed needles (dpn)
4 Stitch markers
7 1.5”/3.75 cm buttons
I’m so lucky to be working in an industry where we can cooperate rather than compete – Melissa touched base with me prior to releasing her pattern to check if I was ok with her publishing such a similar design. Both sweater designs can now be found on Ravelry – have you had a chance to make either of them?
Another seekrit revealed! Today I’ve released the Drift Cardigan.
With an easy-to-memorize and fun-to-work lace motif being highlighted on the fronts and back, this is more than your basic raglan sweater. Dropped stitch details accent the lace and keep the cardigan squarely in the Spring and Summer seasons. The boat neck gives it a bit of extra sophistication and the shape gives a lot of options for ways to wear it!
This sweater is knit from the top down with raglan sleeves, so there are no seams to sew and just a few ends to weave in!
You can download it directly from Ravelry, Craftsy or Etsy and get started on your own version!
Rhinebeck. T minus 3 days and some hours and lots and lots of knitters will be entering the New York Sheep and Wool Festival. I will be among them.
And I will be wearing this sweater dammit. Even if I do run out of yarn after lengthening one sleeve only to find that there isn’t *quite* enough to finish the other the same length…I’ll just fold them up to the elbow or something…fudge it a little.
Linking up with Tami! What are you working on this week? Will you be attending Rhinebeck too?
I promise the yellow sweater is still being worked on (it’s in my lap right now even) albiet very slowly compared to it’s lightening fast start.
I’m still working on the first sleeve and am mildly concerned that I won’t have enough yarn left to make a second if I want to make them long sleeved. I want long sleeves. You know what happens when you combine those two words? Long sleeves? Loves. Loves is what happens and that’s what I want.
So, basically, I’m trying to knit faster so that I don’t run out of yarn and if I do, well, maybe I’ll make them elbow length. That seems to be in style this season. But combining elbow length only gives you “elth” which is less fun to say and doesn’t conjure up the same fuzzy feelings as “loves.”
Meant to fit loosely around the body, this cardigan is a great finishing layer to add just a bit of warmth on a chilly day or bring together any outfit.
The basketweave pattern flows away from the body creating flattering lines on just about every shape. With a smooth stockinette pattern on top, the cardigan won’t add unnecessary bulk and provides a clean, smooth texture.
The sleeves can be made in any length to make the sweater more year-round friendly.
Ok, so let me just say that I finished this Sunday evening and I love it, so keeping it from you all for almost an entire week has been so freakin’ hard.
You know that thing? That thing I’ve been showing you bits and pieces of since….oh….November?
Yea, that thing.
Its done! And its been released in to the world (or at least into my wardrobe) and I love love LOVE it. I’ve worn it to class already and have a hard time taking it off, I can’t wait till it warms up just a leetle bit and I can wear it with some cute tshirts or camis underneath!
I do plan on writing this pattern up and released for sale through my Etsy shop and Ravelry. I will also need test knitters for it *wink wink* so keep that in mind!
It was knit top down, raglan sleeves, almost seamless except for that front panel that adds so much to the piece. Its knit up kind of like a short scarf then sewn onto the sweater. I’m thinking of adding a couple of different sleeve lengths, whaddya think?
Wanna show off your own FO Fridays? Join us over on Tami’s blog!