Last month I ran a survey on ravelry to see what pattern you wanted released first from Among Stones. We had a very clear winner with Dacite, but Gabbro came a close second. I’ve gone ahead and released both patterns with a bonus; 25% off for one week if you use code ‘indivas’. To use the code, click ‘add to cart’ then in the shopping cart click ‘use a coupon code’ and enter code ‘indivas’.
I think Dacite is my go-to cardigan from the book. It’s easy to knit and easy to wear with a lot of different looks. In fact when I was showing it at TNNA people thought it was two different cardigans. The idea for this came from the child’s cardigan, Thirsty Rose. This is a simple top down raglan cardigan with a large crossover at the front. but Dacite is very much a grown-up version with waist shaping and a clean, I-cord finish.
You can wear it open with the fronts draped.
You can button the top and fold the front collar over on itself.
It’s even possible to cross the fronts and pin them lower down so you have larger fold over lapels.
Gabbro is a very different garment. Light and delicate, it’s knit from a fingering weight yarn and is well suited to spring or cool summer weather.
Also knit from the top down, you can see the delicate diamond lace detail at the neckline.
There is a single panel of lace down the body that opens out into unusual short row hem shaping.
Go knit yourself a new year top and spoil yourself!