This design was another collaboration with The Plucky Knitter! It’s an updated version of the shawl collared cardigans from the 1940s/50s worn by male movie stars or a favorite grandpa. New and interesting cables, a fit that skims your curves and ends where your jeans start, and a gorgeous variegated yarn add a little twist to the original. Available in 12 sizes (kits are grouped by number of skeins, but you will be able to choose any size in the grouping).
Kit includes pattern, selected yarn & 3 buttons (please send your selection via email after completing purchase). For Ball Winding services click here.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Worsted Merino by Plucky Knitter (100% Merino; 100g/215yds): 6 (7, 8) (8, 9, 10) Skein. This yarn is discontinued. Please select from the following.
ALTERNATE YARN: Merino Worsted by Malabrigo (100% Merino Wool; 100g/210yds): 6 (7, 8) (8, 9, 10) Skeins. This yarn is a great match for the Plucky Knitter Worsted Merino. It has the same lovely varigation, single ply and is kettle-dyed in small batches so that it will have a wonderful depth, even in darker colors.
ALTERNATE YARN: Rios by Malabrigo (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 100g/210yds): 6 (7, 8) (8, 9, 10) Skeins. Rios is a multi plied yarn with a tight twist that will knit up less densely than Merino Worsted but with all of the softness and delicate hand of merino wool. This yarn will be less likely to pill in high abrasion areas as well.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Balance by O-Wool (50% Certified Organic Texas Cotton / 50% Certified Organic Merino Wool: 50g/130yds): 10 (11, 13) (14, 15, 17) Skeins. Colman suggests this breathable yarn for warmer climates or cool summer nights. Balance offers a unique, tweedy appearance due to its fiber blend. Its certified organic cotton, grown in Texas, offers breathability and smoothness. Its certified organic merino adds body, warmth, and spring. Processed in Midwestern and Northeastern USA. Please contact us if you would prefer another color. Please allow at least 5 business days on special orders for shipping to your location.
SIZE: XS/S (M/L, L/XL) (XXL, 3XL, 4XL)
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust-32-34 (36-38-40, 42-44)(46-48, 50-52, 54-56)
YARDAGE: 1100-1200, 1300-1400, 1500-1600)(1650-1700, 1800-1900, 2000-2100) yds
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
NEEDLES: Size US 7 / 4.5mm 16" & 24-30" circular needles and option set of Double Points, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch Markers, Cable Needles, Stitch holders or waste yarn, a total of 3 buttons 1" in size
GAUGE: 5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch in stockinette stitch, lightly blocked
NEEDLES: Size US 7 / 4.5mm circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch Markers, Cable Needles, Stitch holders or waste yarn, buttons
Dark & Stormy images courtesy of Thea Colman. To view more of Thea Colman's designs, please visit her website at www.babycocktails.com