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Carpino Sweater KAL


      Ok Knitters... we have heard you asking and after lots of debate we have chosen our next knit a long pattern.

      Carpino by Carol Feller...


      image by Brooklyn Tweed/Jared Flood

        Sweater details...

        this sweater has an Intended Ease of : + 1-2½”
        Sample shown is size 35½” with + 2½” ease on model

        33¼ (35½, 39, 42¼, 44½, 48, 50¼, 53¾)” circumference at bust

        1030 (1110, 1195, 1310, 1385, 1505, 1575, 1720) yards fingering weight wool yarn

        GAUGE : suggested needle: 3½ mm (US 4)
        23 sts & 36 rnds = 4” in st St , after blocking
        21 sts & 36 rnd = 4” in Lace Pattern, after blocking

        One each 16” and 32” circular needles and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed.


      This is one of the lovely sweaters from the Brooklyn Tweed Collection : Wool People: Volume 6

      This pullover is a comfy looking top down raglan style... but the construction is not quite standard raglan shoulder shaping. It begins with the top of the sleeves a bit wider than usual and a slower rate of increase which lends itself to more of a saddle shoulder shape. The front has a decorative honeycomb lace panel ...adding a little pizzaz...which continues right down to the hem of the body with the very gentle shaping occurring at the center of the back.

        Our Featured Yarn...

        With the crisp cool scent of fall in the air, we are excited to introduce Fine Donegal,  a new light weight, tweed, 95% wool, 5% cashmere blend from Debbie Bliss, which comes in 16 colours!DB_FDThe smallest size of this pattern calls for 3 balls and the largest size calls for just 5.

        This pairing of yarn and pattern will create a wonderful layering garment that is beautiful with jeans or pretty skirts. A truly versatile knit for the upcoming season.

      With your purchase ...

      of the featured Debbie Bliss Fine Donegal yarn for this project, between October 1 and October 22nd, you will also receive a free copy of the Carpino pattern (a $7.60 value), a set of stitch markers specially chosen to make this pattern easy to keep track of (while supplies last), as well as a special coupon for your shopping pleasure!


      Each Tuesday evening of October and November we will host Carpino Hour from 7-8pm! Come on in and work away on your sweaters. Need help? Well we’re here for just that... bring your progress, your questions, and we will cheer each other on.

      Never tackled a lace pattern before?  Never fear, this one is super approachable with just a four row repeat... and we are here to help along the way to help you work it through one stitch at a time.


      For you newer to lace knitters ...all you need is a little confidence boost… come early on October 7th (about 6pm) and we will walk you through a lace primer to get you started on this honey comb pattern before you cast on.

      So here is how the KAL works...

      The Official Launch Party will be Tuesday, October 7th... (But feel free to cast on as soon as you pick up your materials if you please) Our first help session will focus on gauge swatches, construction notes, establishing your stitch markers for success... not to mention...Tips and Tricks for this particular lace pattern!

      And since Deadlines are good for getting things finished... We are aiming for a November 30th photoshoot and wrap up party.

      To Register as a KAL participant, you will need to set up a Project Page for this Sweater in Ravelry with the PP-CARPINO-KAL tag and post a minimum of 3 progress pictures. We have started a thread in our Purple Purl Group on Ravelry so we can see each others colour progress, and cheer each other on. Be sure to check in with us there!!! We would love to start by having you post your colour choices!!!

      Knit to Win! One lucky participant may win the Grand Prize of a $100 gift certificate to The Purple Purl. To qualify for the grand prize...

    • Purchase your colour choice of the featured yarn between October 1 and October 22nd...
    • Be sure to post a minimum of 3 pictures, including a nice finished image, to your Ravery Project page...tagged with PP-CARPINO-KAL so we can find you!
    • Finish your sweater by Novemer 30th at 1pm and show us your Finished object... it would be awesome if you can be at the shop in person... but if life happens and you can't... be sure to send us an email and post your finished picture on your Ravelry project page so we can enter you in the draw!

    The draw will take place at the end of the Wrap up Party and Photoshoot!

    Miko has got a jump start on this sweater and is loving it...


      We are looking forward to stitching with you as always!



Happy Stitching!

Jennifer & Miko


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