The Barn Sweater is part of a compilation of patterns named Madder Anthology 2: Simple Pleasures. This worsted weight, top down cardigan features 3/4 sleeves or full length sleeves and integrated pockets. Garter stitch bands accentuate the hem and sleeves. This classic design looks splendid dressed up for work with a button down shirt or as a jacket for your evening out to the ballet. Enjoy the simplicity of sleek design with thoughtful details that make truly functional garments for your wardrobe.
This GIFT SET includes Madder Anthology 2 and selected yarn to make the Barn Sweater. Please select your size in full length sleeves. For Gift Set with 3/4 Length Sleeves, please click here.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Owl by Quince & Co. (50% American Wool / 50% American Alpaca; 50g / 120 yds): 10 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16) Skeins for full length sleeves. Shown in Buru.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Terra by Fibre Company (40% Baby Alpaca / 40% Merino Wool / 20% Silk; 50g/196 yds) 7 (7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 11) skeins for full length sleeves. Shown in Black Locust Bark. This yarn will have a richer texture due to variations in the yarn itself. PRE-ORDER now available in any color. Please contact us prior to purchase to determine color availability. These yarns are imported from Europe and can be backordered for up to 6 weeks. Please allow at least 9 business days for shipping to your location.
ALTERNATE YARN: Extra by Blue Sky Fibers (55% Baby Alpaca / 45% Fine Merino Wool; 150g/218yds): 6 (6, 7, 8, 9, 9, 10) skeins for full length sleeves. This yarn most closely compares to Owl in its structure and ply. PRE-ORDER now available in any color. Please allow at least 7 business days for shipping to your location.
ALTERNATE YARN: Merino Worsted by Malabrigo (100% Merino Wool; 100g/210yds): 6 (7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10) skeins for full length sleeves. Merino Worsted is a fully woolen yarn and will not be quite as warm as Terra or Extra. However, it will behave instructure similar to Terra but with less variation in the string. Because this yarn is not superwashed (like the rest of these yarns), please be careful when washing. Wool will felt if aggitated when wet, thereby shrinking your finished garment.
NEEDLES: Size US 7 / 4.5mm 32" circular needle & Set Double Points for sleeves, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: 2 colors of stitch markers,
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
GAUGE: 18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
SIZE: XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL)
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust: 31 (34.75, 38.25, 42.75, 46.25, 49.75, 53.25)" when buttoned with 2 3/4" overlapping button band. Shown with 0-2" positive ease.
YARDAGE: For Full Length Sleeves: 1200 (1320, 1440, 1560, 1680, 1800, 2040) yards
Images courtesy of Carrie Bostick Hoge/Madder