As you can tell, I’m madly in love with cardigans, especially when they are knitted all in one piece. I was so excited to see a lovely new bottom-up design hit the Ravelry pages this past week and had to share.
Skipperdee designed by Julia Farwell-Clay of Moth Heaven has created a gorgeous cardigan that has a lovely cabled design edging the top and the cuffs.
This cardigan was inspired by a long standing interest of mine in all those beautiful sideways cable sweaters, and my frustration with the way they fit me. This cable will not bind at the shoulders, and the sweater fits and feels great on the body, whether buttoned up or not. ~ Julia Farwell-Clay
Photo ©Caro Sheridan – Used by permission by Julia Farwell-Clay
The Facts: I truly love that this project is seamless, worked flat and then joined at the yoke with the arms worked in the round and then completed all in one piece. I also love that Julia has provided finished bust sizes that range from 33 3/4″ to 54 3/4″, making this cardigan perfect for just about all shapes and sizes.
Knitters will enjoy very well written easy to follow instructions that includes a chart for the cable stitch design found on the cuffs and the yoke. Julia has also included detailed notes on special stitches used for her design, as well as excellent finishing techniques, abbreviations and a sweater schematic showing all measurements. This project is perfect for an intermediate to an advanced knitter.
Materials: For this project you will need 6 to 11 skeins of Spirit Trail Verdande ( 75% Superwash Merino, 15% Cashmere and 10% Bombyx Silk) or approximately 1,320 to 2,420 yards of any worsted weight that will match the gauge of 19 stitches and 28 rows to equal 4″ over stockinette, a size US 5 and a size US 7 needle, 8 buttons that are 3/4″, stitch markers and a darning needle for weaving in the ends.
You can find more of Julia’s designs online at Ravelry and on her website, Moth Heaven. You can also find her online at Twitter.
Today is Julia’s birthday, so she is celebrating by offering one free PDF Download of her new design, Skipperdee to one lucky blog reader.
To enter this giveaway, simply leave a comment, and do be sure to leave a means of contact if your email does not automatically attach to your comment, for example your Ravelry ID or Twitter ID.
This giveaway is open to all ~ meaning, it’s open to international blog readers too !
The deadline to enter is Saturday, May 12th at 4:00pm Arizona Time. The winner will be selected by a random number generator and will be announced on Sunday, May 13th . Please note that the winner will receive their PDF download of this pattern directly from Julia via Ravelry or via email.
So who wouldn’t want to win a free copy of this wonderful new design!
Thank you for entering ~ this giveaway is now closed!