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We have been itching to tackle a cabled sweater. Classic, comfy and pretty. When we saw the latest issue of Twist Collective and this sweater we were all in! We have decided, for our next sweater KAL, to pair up local Toronto designer Fiona Ellis with the lovely Canadian Shelridge Farms Soft Touch W4 (superwash worsted) yarn for a sweater that will give us a chance to kick up our cable knitting skills a little. So meet ...
This crew-neck raglan cardigan is worked in separate pieces and sewn together. The cable pattern for the body is presented both in charts and row-by-row instructions. The neckband and button bands are worked from stitches picked up along the edges after the raglan seams are sewn.
There are some lovely skill building techniques to explore here: traveling cables, sewing in raglan seams, button band success, and we are thinking a tubular cast-on demo is in order.
images by Jane Heller, pattern details available at TwistCollective.com
Bust: 33 (36 ½, 39 ½, 43, 46 ½, 48 ¼, 52)" / 84 (92.5, 100.5, 109, 118, 122.5, 132) cm
Length to shoulder: 23 ½ (24 ¼, 24 ¾, 25 ¼, 26, 27 ¼, 28 )" / 59.5 (61.5, 63, 64, 66, 69, 71) cm
This sweater is intended to be worn with 1–3" / 2.5– 7.5 cm ease, so choose the finished bust measurement that is just a little larger than your actual bust measurement.
1400 (1400, 1600, 1800, 2000, 2000, 2200) yards of a worsted weight yarn giving you a gauge of 20st per 4" in stst....washed, blocked and dry remember!
Needles & Notions:
Size 7 US / 4.5 mm knitting needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)
Size 7 US / 4.5 mm circular needle, 24" / 60 cm long (or size needed to obtain gauge)
Cable needle, stitch markers, six buttons 1" / 25 mm diameter
20 sts and 26 rows = 4"/ 10 cm over Stockinette stitch
27 sts and 28 rows = 4" / 10 cm over Cable patterns
32-st Chart A panel measures 4 ¼" / 11 cm wide
KAL Yarn Feature...
Soft Touch W4
100% Superwash Merino, 100g=220yds
Lyn of Shelridge Farms has graciously and enthusiastically agreed to get dying for anyone who wants to special order the gorgeous Soft Touch W4 for this project! Come on in to peruse the rich and saturated colour selections... there is a colour card available to have a look at that extends beyond our selection of colours in-stock! We will be placing orders with Lyn on January 30th to have the yarn ready for pickup at our cast-on party on March 16th!
One of the perks of choosing a design of a local designer is that we have the opportunity to have that designer be a part of the festivities! Fiona Ellis has happily agreed to join us throughout our KAL as a mentor and cheerleader with her all around awesome vibe...from launch to finale photo shoot! We may even talk her into a class or two! (wink, wink)
So here is how the KAL works...
The official cast on date is Sunday, March 16... and since deadlines are good for getting things finished... We are scheduling a gathering for a photo shoot on Sunday, May 18th... That gives us about 9 weeks to get this gem cranked out!
We will also have a thread in The Purple Purl Ravelry Group so we can cheer each other on and post progress photos! The Ravelry tag for this knit-a-long will be:
so set up your projects and tag 'em up so we can see how awesome you are doing!
- Your name
- a photo of your finished sweater
- and your receipt number for the Shelridge W4 yarn you purchased for this project! (found at the bottom of your receipt 1-xxxxx)
We are taking pre-orders for which colour you would like to whip up this cozy cardigan in... Just let us know before January 30th and we will special order your choice for a March 16th pick up.... which is our KAL Cast-On date! Pre-orders will include a free hard copy of the pattern!
Plus one KAL participant will win a gift certificate for 100% of the pre-tax price of the feature yarn purchased at our shop for this sweater! You just need to email us with
Send us the email by 11:59pm, May 17th, 2014 to qualify to win!
Subject Line: PP-RUDDINGTON-KAL-2014
The draw will be held Sunday, May 18th.
Looking forward to stitching with you as always!
See other KALs we have done!!!
- Audrey In Unst Cardi 2013
- Noro Log Cabin Blankie 2012
- Staff Pick 2012
- Featherweight 2011
- Book Challenge 2010
- February Lady 2009
Jennifer & Miko