Sandy Cove

sandy cove
I gave you a little peek at this cardigan last week, but I’m now putting it up for pre-sale with a discount. Plus it’s now got a name – Sandy Cove.

This cardigan was knit from just 2 skeins of Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light. It is such a lightweight yarn that I wanted to create a perfect spring/summer cardigan. Lightweight, but with enough sleeves that it will warm you in a cool breeze. Cropped with a slim style that won’t overwhelm your lightweight outfit. I’ve bought a few cardigans with the same idea but I wanted to knit the perfect version for myself.

This cardigan is knit using one of my favorite techniques, top down with short row set in sleeves. As I had a smaller amount of yarn I wanted to make sure I didn’t run out. For this reason I created a cardigan that was snug fitting, with some negative ease. The body of the cardigan is fitted and it is designed to finish just below your waist. The sleeves are 3/4 length, which I think is a really flattering length. The details I’ve added at the front of the neck and across the top of the back are designed to be simple and delicate to retain the simplicity of the design.

BUT, if you want to make a few changes it’s pretty easy to do.

Don’t like negative ease? Go ahead and knit a bigger size!

Want an longer cardigan? Work some increases after the waist before you work the edge ribbing (just make sure you have extra yarn!)

Short or long sleeves suit you better than 3/4 length? They’re worked top down so knit to your desired length. You’ll only need to add a couple of extra decreases for a longer length and you can check the size by fitting as you go.

If you want some input on any changes you’re making along the way come join the KAL that A Good Yarn is hosting on their ravelry board here. It will be starting on the 10th of February when the full pattern is released. Please join in and I’ll pop in to answer any questions as they come up!

(BTW the yarn used for the pattern was an exclusive colorway ‘Midnight Pass’ that was dyed for A Good Yarn).

SCRUMPTIOUS COLLECTION WINNER! I’m happy to congratulate Anne Marie on winning a copy of this collection. An email is winging it’s way to you :-)

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