. . . curcuma . . .

Oups, seems that I never presented this pattern last year. Now that the days are getting colder and shorter, I dug up this cardigan again. In a sunny color, perfect for the darker days…

Curcuma is an open front cardigan with an attached scarf. The stitch pattern of the collar and scarf is reversible and looks attractive on both sides.

Instructions are given to knit the cardigan with or without the attached scarf.

But I prefer it with the scarf 😀

First, stitches are cast on to work the collar/scarf partially. Then, the scarf stitches are put on hold. Stitches are picked up along the collar to start working the body simultaneously with the sleeves and collar.

The sleeve inset is based on the ‘contiguous sleeve inset’ developed by Susie Myers. The body is worked flat, top-down and seamlessly. No sewing except for a few stitches to sew down the pockets at the inside. The sleeves are worked top down and in the round ending with the same stitch pattern on the cuffs.

Tech edited by Sue-Cat

Sizes : XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
finished measurements: 34½, 38, 42½, 48, 52½, 59 “ (88, 96, 108, 122, 134, 150 cm)
Intended to be worn with a lot of positive ease: 5 to 10 “ / 12 to 24 cm.
Model is wearing M with 7” / 18 cm of positive ease

What you’ll need
± 1500/1700/1900/2100/2350/2650 m (1640/1850/2100/2300/2600/2900 yards) worsted /10 ply weight
If you want to make it without the attached scarf yardage will be less. (about 250 m / 275 yards)
long (minimum 100 cm / 40”) 5 mm (US 8) circular needle or 2 shorter 5 mm (US 8) circular needles for the cast on.
shorter 5 mm (US 8) circular needle for the body and the sleeves
and straight 5 mm (US 8) needles (if you prefer working on straight needles for the body and the scarf)
cable needle

markers: it is best to use 2 different kind of markers:
· 4 markers to use in the stitch pattern (m’s)
· 4 markers to mark the sleeves (M1 to M4)

18 sts and 29 rows in broken seed stitch pattern (see page 5) = 10 x 10 cm (4”x4”)

Find out more about the pattern here

… almonds and stripes …

4 new projects in Malabrigo Yarns: almonds and stripes  Layout 1 Almonds and stripes 4 pullovers, all based on an almond shape and with stripes. I worked the 4 of them top down and seamless in 1 piece with little or no sewing to do.

Almonds and stripes cardigan (1) almond mod 15+ The almonds and stripes cardigan in Malabrigo Arroyo is worked back and forth, with faux seams at the fronts, back and the shoulders. Increases are worked next to the faux seams to shape the shoulder and make the sleeve inset invisible (yes, really invisible) I really love to work with this yarn and the colors are absolutely gorgeous: here colorway Azules and Marte) This cardigan is completely reversible. My favorite right side is the purlside. The pockets are shaped by folding back the extra fabric at the bottom. Untitled-3 almond mod8almond mod 14almond mod 9

Check it out here

Almond tee (2) Almond tee (also in Arroyo, colorway Volcan and Reflecting Pool) is a pullover with a very unusual construction. amandine mod 3+ It is worked seamlessly in one piece, in the round from the shouldertop downwards and sideways. I used the same method as for her sisters: amandine cardigan and amande cardigan and tee. amandine tee mod 2 I used two different colors to show off the unique construction (maybe one semisolid kettledyed yarn would do the trick also). Stitches are picked up to work the hidden pockets that follow the diagonal line of the top. amandine tee mod 4 A few more pics 😉 amandine tee mod 6amandine tee detail 2amandine tee detail 3

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Almond pullover (3) Almond pullover in Rios (colorway Glitter) shares the same construction as the Almond tee. almond brown mod 10+ Also seamless, in the round and from the shouldertop downwards and sideways. I made the sample in one color, because the variegated yarn shows the construction in a little more subtle way. It could also be knit in 2 color striping. almond brown mod 14 Stitches are picked to work the large garter stitch collar that can be worn open or closed with a row of small buttons. almonds brown detailamandine pull detail 2 amandine pull detailamandine pull detail 3

Another one in a different yarn: modeled1 and a striped Almond pullover with a little positive ease striped modeled1

Check it out here

Almonds in space (4) Almonds in space: in Malabrigo Sock: an oversized boxi-type pullover but with a different construction. almonds blue 4+ It features faux-seams on the shoulders and arms to shape the body. Increases are made next to the faux seams to give its shape. almonds blauw mod The almonds in a contrasting color are shaped by working short rows. almond The back is longer than the front for a relaxed look. A few more … almonds blue 16 And in another color almonds brown 4 almonds in space mod4

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The 4 patterns in this collection are also available as individual patterns