Welcome to Guggen

guggen cardigan

How are you all doing out there? I’ve been feeling the need to check in regularly with people these days. Everyone is on an anxiety roller coaster at the moment and there is no normal. I hope you’ve been able to find some comfort and peace in your knitting, it’s so good to keep our hands busy!

Next week I’m going to putting my newest summer KAL cardigan, Guggen, on pre-sale. It’s currently being edited so I can’t put up the KAL information pdf out but I wanted to give you all a chance to preorder the yarn for the KAL as soon as possible. The current situation in relation to the postal system is changing rapidly so it’s difficult to know how long some countries are going to continue accepting international post. Currently I can’t ship to Australia or New Zealand as both have suspended international post. I can still send packages (under 2kg as all the kits are) to the US and I’m hoping that will remain open for a little longer?

So all of that is a long winded way of me saying – if you want to order the yarn then I’d suggest ordering sooner rather than later! If you want to see if Nua Sport is available local to you then you can also check out our list of stockists here.

guggen cardigan back

Introducing Guggen

The inspiration for this pattern came from my trip to the Guggenheim museum in New York this January. I was having a designer’s block and kept starting and stopping with different design ideas. The dramatic, sweeping horizontal lines of the museum really got my creative juices flowing and the Guggen cardigan is the end result!

This cardigan is knit from side-to-side with absolutely no increases or decreases. You began at the front edge, working your way around and using short row to shape the neckline. Short rows are also used to shape the sleeve and hips creating subtle, low-key shaping for a very comfortable cardigan. The horizontal lines are all done using slipped stitches so it’s an easy pattern to relax with once you’ve done the first repeat.

guggen cardigan front

How to Buy

The KAL pattern will be available on presale from next week but for now you can buy the yarn on presale immediately. Kits will ship on the 3rd of April. Get 10% off your yarn kit plus a bonus tote bag by using the code GUGGEN10 before the 3rd of April. You can see full size details on the page here.