Tuesday, June 14, 2011

New Cardigan Designs from JOJI and 20% OFF Malabrigo Yarns

A soft drapey cardigan with an open front is just right for right now and Joji Locatelli of JOJI is the master of sculpting them! For Spring/Summer '11 she's added these two light weight cardis to her collection for your knitting pleasure.

Both are knit in a Malabrigo Yarn and all my Malabrigo is 20% Off until June 24th. And during the month of June when you spend $25 or more on yarn, knitting needles, notions, magazines & patterns, any order charged shipping, you’ll receive a complimentary skein of yarn. Yarn will be selected for you while supplies last.


Light and flowing Ecuador is worked with Malabrigo's fingering weight yarn Sock in a fairly loose gauge. The A-line shape has draped fronts and a simple lace pattern in the body. Ecuador is absolutely seamless and can be knit with short or long sleeves.

Ecuador is based on the JOJI pattern Pole, if you are familiar with Pole you'll find the instructions very similar but changes include: a different gauge and collar, a lace pattern in the body and set-in sleeves with short row shaping.

Sizes To fit chest: 30/32 (34/36, 38/40, 42/44, 46/48, 50/52, 54/56, 58/60)" and 75/80 (85/90, 95/100, 105/110, 115/120, 125/130, 135/140, 145/150) cm.

Yarn: Malabrigo Sock (440 yd /100g), or any other fingering weight yarn that knits to the gauge.
Short sleeved version: 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 6, 6, 7) skeins
Long sleeved version: 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 7, 7) skeins
Needles: 3.5mm (US 4) straight or circular needles for the back piece and body. 3.5mm (US 4) and 3.0mm (US 2 ½) double pointed needles or a long circular needle (for magic loop) for the sleeves.
Gauge (in Stockinette Stitch) 22 stitches and 40 rows to 4" (10 cm) on US 4 (3.5mm) needles, after blocking. It is very important that you get a loose fabric!

Malabrigo Sock


Perla is also a seamless cardigan featuring a very simple textured pattern and knit in Malabrigo Merino Worsted. Perla is worked top-down in one piece, with set in sleeves worked in the round. The instructions include tutorials to make both the tassel and pompom pin closures.

Sizes: To fit bust: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54)" and 75 (85, 95, 105, 115, 125, 135) cm
Malabrigo Merino Worsted (100 g – 200 yd) – 5 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10) skeins, or any worsted weight yarn that knits up to the gauge.
US 9 (5.5 mm) circular needles for the body (at least 80 cm long)

US 9 (5.5 mm) double pointed needles for the sleeves (or a long circular needle if you prefer to use magic loop).

Crochet hook for provisional cast on

Other notions:
Stitch holders and Waste yarn
16 sts and 25 rows to 4", on 5.5mm needles, using Purl Ridge pattern, AFTER BLOCKING.

Malabrigo Merino Worsted

Both patterns include a wide range of sizes and their versatility make them flattering for many different body types. Pick the Malabrigo yarn in your favorite color and start one of these projects tonight.

All of JOJI's patterns are sold as PDFs that are emailed to you after purchase with no shipping fees. To see JOJI's entire collection visit JOJI.

Special Announcement: Next weekend June 17, 18 & 19th I'm having a Private Studio Sale and all In Stock Yarns & Supplies are 10-50% Off. If you're in the Austin, TX area and would like to stop by call or email to make arrangements. Hope to see you there!

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