June 25, 2013

New Pattern and Coupon: Brennan Cardi

I have a new cardigan design out called Brennan, and between now and July 4, you can get 10% off your purchase on ravelry by entering the coupon code BRENNANRELEASE at checkout.

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The Brennan Cardi. See more details or buy it now on ravelry.

Summer knitting is for those transitional pieces that will take you from spring’s end to early fall -- and through the office air conditioning in between. Brennan is the perfect little cardigan for the task. It is a circular yoke construction, knit from the bottom up, with sleeves worked in the round. Dart shaping on the front and back of the bodice give it a lovely feminine shape. Finishing is minimal, requiring only seaming or grafting under the arms, where the sleeves meet the body.

Brennan is suitable for intermediate knitters or the intrepid advanced beginner. Please see specific required skills below. Instructions are both written and charted. The pattern has been professionally tech edited to reduce the possibility for error, but if you have questions or believe that you have found an error, please contact me.

The cardigan sample is shown in Shalimar Yarns Breathless DK in the “Last Dance” colorway. Shalimar will be having an etsy shop update including lots of their gorgeous Breathless DK in multiple colorways (there are even more not pictured here). To keep apprised of their schedule, join their ravelry group. I will also be updating information here and in my own ravelry group, which I would also love you to join.

required skills:
knitting in the round (sleeves); increasing (m1, yo); decreasing (k2tog); decreasing evenly across a row; either grafting or seaming (underarms)

instructions are given for:
making bobbles; making buttonholes; short rows; kitchener stitch (optional)

finished measurements
28 (31, 34, 37 / 39 ¼, 42 ¼, 45 ¼ / 48 ¼, 50 ½, 53 ½)” / 71 (78.5, 86.5, 94 / 99.5, 107.5, 115 / 122.5, 128.5, 136) cm bust circumference.

21 ¼ (22 ½, 22 ½, 22 ½ / 23 ¾, 23 ¾, 25 / 26 ¼, 26 ¼, 26 ¼)” / 54 (57, 57, 57 / 60.5, 60.5, 63.5 / 66.5, 66.5, 66.5) cm in length.

Intended to be worn with approximately 1” / 2.5 cm of positive ease. Sample measures 31” / 78.5 cm.

yarn
4 (4, 4, 5 / 5, 5, 6 / 6, 7, 7) skeins Shalimar Yarns Breathless DK in Color “Last Dance”; 270 yds / 247 m per 125 g; 75% merino wool /15% cashmere / 10% silk.

Sweater requires approximately 840 (960, 1020, 1110 / 1210, 1300, 1420 / 1590, 1660, 1740) yds / 770 (880, 940, 1020 / 1100, 1190, 1300 / 1450, 1520, 1590) m DK weight yarn.

For additional information, see the pattern page on ravelry.

Posted by Julia at June 25, 2013 07:54 AM
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