Loop - Spruce Cardigan
A wonderful collaboration between Ella Austin of Bombella Designs and Loop.
Taking her cues from her fabulous baby 'Conifer' pattern, Ella has sized it up for this great adult version for us.
Super cosy and perfect for any time of year. We knit it in neutrals with a pop of colour for the trees and hearts in our favourite organic wool from Denmark.
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Finished bust circumference: 90 (94, 100, 104, 109, 113, 118, 122)cm / 351?2 (37, 391?2, 41, 43, 441?2, 461?2, 48)in Model has 86cm / 34in bust (UK size 8/US36) and is wearing size 3
BC Garn Semilla Grosso (aran/heavy worsted weight; 100% organic wool; 80m/87yds per 50g ball)
Yarn A: Grey (oa101); 9 (10, 10, 10, 11, 12, 12, 13) balls Yarn B: Pop Pink (oa123); 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) balls
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
5mm (UK 6/US 8) knitting needles
5.5mm (UK 5/US 9) knitting needles
6mm (UK 4/US 10) knitting needles
Note: Spruce is worked at in rows but we recommend using a circular needle to comfortably hold the volume of stitches
Stitch holders or smooth scrap yarn
6 (6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7) Tree with Deer & Rabbit buttons, 12mm (1?2in) diameter
15 sts and 20 rows to 10cm (4in) over St st on 5.5mm needles after blocking
15 sts and 16 rows to 10cm (4in) over stranded St st on 6mm needles after blocking
Spruce is worked at in one piece from the bottom upwards. A two-colour rib leads into the stranded colourwork Spruce pattern before working in one colour up to the cast off at the neck. The sleeves are worked separately and seamed in place before picking up stitches for the neck and button bands.
Please note: This is a printed copy from Loop and will be posted to you.
If you would like the PDF version, please see Ella Austin's Ravelry page here.