. . . wild rose: the cardigan . . .

The pattern for the cardigan has been released . . . The set of wild roses is complete.

rose babe sleeve

Wild rose is a cardigan with an innovative construction in the same manner as her sister Babe.

There is no sewing, seaming or intarsia involved. First, the sleeves are worked bottom up featuring delicate branches and flowers in stranded colorwork.

rose babe mod 11

Then the body is worked top down with a stretchy, leafy lace stitch pattern. Finally, stitches are picked up to work the button bands. The colorwork is charted only and is bundled in a separate pdf providing more tips on working fair isle and stranded knitting.

XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
finished measurements chest: 33, 35½, 39¼, 44, 48, 54¼ “ (84, 90, 100, 112, 122, 138 cm)

Intended to be worn with positive ease (6 to 25 cm / 2½ to 10”). To decide which is the best size for you, measure your high bust (under the armpits) and check also your arm circumference. Model is wearing M with ± 10 cm / 4“ of positive ease.

What you’ll need
fingering / 4ply weight
MC1 (main color of the body) ± 950/1050/1150/1300/1400/1600 m (1050/1150/1260/1450/1550/1750 yards)
MC2 (main color of the sleeves) ± 470/500/550/600/660/750 m (520/550/600/660/720/820 yards)
CC1 (green in the sample): 45 to 90 m ( 50 to 100 yards)
and CC2 (white in the sample): 45 to 90 m (50 to 100 yards)
2.75 mm (US 2) circular needle for the cuffs and buttonbands
two 3.25 mm (US 3) circular needles and straight needles (optional)
3.5 mm (US 4) circular needle or double pointed needles to work the sections with the stranded flowers (if necessary)
3.5 mm (US 4) circular needle or straight needles to work the bottom part of the body
6 markers
6 buttons (diameter 18 mm / ¾” )

stockinette with the 3.25 mm (US 3) needle and blocked: 28 sts and 40 rows
= 10 x 10 cm (4”x4”)

Find out more here


. . . greenhouse knits #3

greenhouse knits #3-    Yes, three becomes before two.

This is the third pattern from the greenhouse knits e-book. Don’t worry. # 2 hasn’t been forgotten, it is coming very very soon.

greenhouse mitts +-

mitts 1-
Greenhouse knits #3: The mitts are worked from the top down to the fingers with delicate leaves twining around the forearm. The leaves are worked in twisted stitches (no cabling). These are very long mitts but can be made shorter by starting at a later round. The stitch pattern is charted and fully written out.

Sizes: S/M/L to fit circumference palm (at knuckles) : ± 16-17 / 18 / 19-20 cm (± 6-6.5 / 7 / 7.5-8 “ )
S/M/L to fit forearm (under the elbow) : ± 18-23 / 22-25 / 24-29 cm (± 7-9 / 8¾-9¾ / 9½-11½ “)

29 sts and 42 rows in stockinette stitch = 10 x 10 cm (4”x 4”)

What you’ll need
fingering / 4 ply
± 250 to 300 m / 275 to 330 yards

3 mm (US 2½) circular needle or 5 double pointed needles

tapestry needle
2 markers

Check it out here and here

… amande cardigan …

The first one of the Amande’s is here.

Amande cardigan is a cardigan with a very unusual construction, similar to her sister amandine cardigan here and here

It is worked seamlessly, in the round from the shouldertop downwards and sideways. It’s a bit tricky to start the special shoulder shaping, but after this first challenging part, it’s plain, mindless knitting.

The cardigan is worked flat from the neckopening downwards. The sleeves are worked in the round from the top down and have some matching elbow patches. Stitches are picked at the neck and fronts (cardigan) to work the bands.

A few more pics here