Friday 30 August 2013

I Heart Cardigans pattern

My I Heart Cardigans pattern is now available! I had this sweater all done and 99% ready before Rowan was born. In fact, I wore this sweater to the hospital the day I gave birth, it will always be my favourite sweater because of that. But then came Rowan, and right then and there the final 1% that needed to be wrapped up in order to have this pattern ready for publication got majorly delayed. But, here we are, just in time for every knitter's favourite time of year, fall sweater weather! 
This cardigan is very heavily inspired by it's older sister, the I Heart Aran pullover. I love my I Heart Aran, but sometimes you just need a cardigan! The pattern has the same densely cabled look (though the cables have been switched up) the shawl collar and the classic set in sleeves, but now in a fabulous cardigan option. 
Whereas I Heart Aran featured a plain stockinette back and was knit in pieces, this cardigan has lots of action in the back and is knit in as few pieces as possible. The body is knit flat in one piece and then divided for the fronts and back at the underarms. The sleeves are knit from the bottom up in the round and then knit flat for the sleeve cap shaping. Just a couple of seams to pull it all together. 
I knit this version in a one of a kind colour way that is quite close to Truffle. I know it's frustrating that this exact colourway isn't available, but I've got good news! There will be an Etsy Update on Tuesday, Sept. 3rd at 12 noon EST featuring lots of sweater quantities of both Green Label Aran Weight yarn and Orange Label Cashmere/Silk Worsted Weight yarn for you to knit your very own one of a kind I Heart Caridgans. More details about the update on to come. 

$6.00 CAD

Size: 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 44, 48)”
(Sample shown is size 32“ with very little positive ease on model.)
Yarn6 (7, 7, 8, 9, 9, 10) skeins Tanis Fiber Arts Orange Label Cashmere/Silk Worsted Weight yarn or Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label Aran Weight yarn.

Needles: 4.5mm and 5mm needles circular.
4.5mm and 5mm 24” (or longer) circular needle for collar.

same size dons for sleeves.
Or size needed to obtain gauge.
Additional Tools and Materials: 8 Stitch markers, waste yarn or stitch holders, tapestry needle, 8 - 1" buttons.
Gauge: 17 sts and 26 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch on larger needles.

Ravelry pattern page here.