Thursday, 19 January 2012

Terracotta Pattern

You've been getting sneak peek's of this sweater for months now. I knit this sample while on vacation this summer, and ever since the weather started cooling off in the fall I've been wearing it. I don't know what made me wait so long to finally release the pattern, I've just been busy I guess! 

The idea for this luscious, cowl neck pullover came to me last year, around the time that I was planning my I Heart Aran sweater. In fact, I even swatched the cable cast off on the same little swatch that I worked out my cable pattern for I Heart Aran, funny! Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE a good turtleneck. I live in them as soon as it gets cold enough. I wanted a big, draping neckline and I wanted it to have a cool, cable cast off to make it extra special. Because I envisioned the cowl to be the star I kept the rest of the details simple, incorporating the cable into the ribbing and the raglan decreases for an added hit of knitterly fun. 

My mom test knit the pattern for me (thanks mom!) Her version looks gorgeous and I'll be posting photo's of it here soon. She's been wearing it almost very time I've seen her in the past couple of weeks, which I take as a very good sign. 

This sweater is knit in the round from the bottom up. There is a bit of waist shaping but it meant to fit comfortably and casually, not too fitted. 


$6.00 CAD

Size: 30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 44, 48, 52)" at bust.
Yarn: 5 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9) skeins Tanis Fiber Arts Yellow Label DK Weight yarn (100% superwash merino; 115g = 260yds) sample shown in Brick colourway.
Needles: 3.75 mm 24" circular needle and set of 4 dpn's
              4 mm 24" circular needle and set of 4 dpn's 
              Or size needed to obtain gauge and length that is comfortable for you.
Gauge: 22 sts and 28 rows in 4" in stockinette st on larger needle.
Additional Tools and Materials: stitch marker, waste yarn or stitch holders, tapestry needle.

Ravelry Pattern Page here.