Tweedy Fog is a classic raglan top-down open front cardigan with a generous rib collar and twisted stitch elbow patches. If you are anything like me, your elbows wear out way faster than the rest of the sweater, hence…elbow patches! The simple and classic silhouette is perfect for tweedy, speckled and marled yarns but will look equally great in solids.
The cardi is totally seamless and works up quickly due to its simplicity. If you are careful about weaving in ends, and use a reversible entrelac pick up method when working on the collar, this cardigan becomes reversible. Cardi pictured has the purled side as the right side but you are free to wear it on the knit side.
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DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Cascade 220 by Cascade Yarns (100% Peruvian Wool; 100g/220yds): 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8) Skeins
ALTERNATE YARN: Mewesic by Green Mountain Spinnery (100% Fine American Wool; 58g/180 yds): 7 (7, 8, 8, 9, 10) Skeins. This tweedy yarn is from 100% American farms and is spun and dyed in the USA. Natural and dyed-in-the-fleece colors are spun together to create a vibrant and sophisticated color palette. Springy yarn with a great feel. Green Mountain is known for their environmentally friendly processes, too! PRE-ORDER now available in all colors. Please allow 10 business days to ship to your location.
ALTERNATE YARN: Loch Lomond by BC Garn (100% Organic Scottish Wool; 50g/164 yds): 7 (8, 8, 9, 10, 11) Skeins. Beautiful tweed yarn grown, dyed, and milled to organic specifications. No harsh treatments, no harsh chemicals, and made in Denmark.
ALTERNATE YARN: Arroyo by Malabrigo (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 100g/330 yds): 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5) Skeins. Arroyo is kettle-dyed in small batches and has a beautiful variegation of color which can be subtle or quite vibrant depending upon the color. A speckled colorway will look similar to a tweed but without the nubs. Please purchase enough yarn to complete your project. We will hand select skeins to match as closely as possible. Please note that this is not a tweed yarn.
ALTERNATE YARN: Balance by O-Wool (50% Washable Organic Merino Wool / 50% USA Organic Cotton; 50g/130 yds): 9 (10, 10, 11, 12, 13) Skeins. This Organic Yarn is milled right in the Northeastern USA using South American Merino Wool and Texas Cotton to create a rustic tweed texture. Local is perfect for temperate climates such as the lower states and early spring/late fall in the northern states. PRE-ORDER available in any color not in stock. Please allow at least 5 business days for shipping pre-orders to your location.
SIZE: XXS (XS, S, M, L, XL) Please allow 2" Positive Ease at the Bust
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust 33 (35, 38, 40, 42, 45)"
YARDAGE: 1100-1650 yds
SKILL LEVEL: Easy to Intermediate
NEEDLES: Size US 4 / 3.5mm & Size 6 / 4.0mm 28-32" circular needles & set Double Points in each size, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch Markers, Stitch Holders or waste yarn, Tapestry Needle
GAUGE: 20 sts x 25 rows = 4" in Stockinette Stitch
Images courtesy of SweaterFreak Knits, Green Mountain Spinnery, Kelbourne Woolens & Yarn Loop