Monday, January 10, 2011

Washington Square

Its sweater season, unleash your inner "Sweater Girl" and celebrate with this new cabled cardi design by Kirsten Kapur of Through The Loops.

Washington Square

Kirsten Kapur shares the story of her Washington Square Cardigan..."From the moment I sewed the last button onto Washington Square in October (in the car on the way to Rhinebeck) it has become part of my uniform. I think I've worn this cardigan more than any other sweater I've made. The yarn, Schaefer Miss Priss, has a combination of warmth and softness that makes it perfect from October through April here in NJ. In the photo above I'm wearing it with a short sleeved tshirt in October. There is no itchiness, I assure you. The color, Thistle, is a lovely muted violet that seems to look good with most of my wardrobe."

"It's fun to see how the same sweater works on me with zero ease and on Sofie (Kirsten daughter) with about 5" of ease. I think it's the ribbing that makes Washington Square work for both of us. The 3x1 ribbing gives a bit of contour to the body without the addition of actual body shaping in the pattern."

Washington Square is worked flat, in one piece from the bottom up to the underarms. The sleeves are then worked in the round and joined to the body at the yoke. Simple slipped stitch ovals begin the yoke, with a ridge stitch completing the yoke. Finishing work is quick with only button bands added and small openings at the underarms that are stitched closed.

30 [32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52] Shown in size 40
Finished Measurements:
Bust - 30.5[32.25, 34, 36.75, 38.5, 40.25, 42, 44.75, 46.5, 48.25, 50, 52.75]”
18 sts & 29 rows = 4” in (k3, p1) ribbing, blocked.
Schaefer Miss Priss (100% Merino Wool, 280 yds per 4oz. skein) Thistle, 3[4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7] Skeins
US 8/5mm 32 or 40” circular and one set US 8/5mm DPN’s or size to obtain gauge
Other Materials:
8[8, 8, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 10, 10, 10, 10] buttons, Place Markers (PM), ScrapYarn in two colors, Tapestry Needle

Schaefer's Miss Priss is on sale for 10% Off a single skein or 15% Off a dyeloted bag of 6 skeins and any "Memorable Women in Wool & Silk" colorway may be special ordered.

1 comment:

Texasknitster said...

This is a gorgeous sweater and I love, love, love the purple color!!!