‘Louise’ Cardigan by Deb Hoss

I finished this cardigan back in January but partly due to the miserable extended Winter, I only got around to taking the photos recently. My mum was behind the camera on this occasion, and the lovely backdrop is the weathered wood of her studio.

Grassy Cardi by knitahedron

The pattern is ‘Louise’ by Deb Hoss and is knitted in Lang Yarns Merino 120. I made the sleeves full length instead of 3/4 as in the pattern, by just knitting two extra repeats of the diamond lace pattern before beginning the increasing. I suppose I could have made the cuffs a little narrower to compensate, but they worked out fine 🙂 .

Grassy Cardi by knitahedron

It’s the size M (40″) and is probably a bit big for me (37″ bust), despite the apparent gaping on the button band. The neckline is wide and loose and with my gauge / this yarn it’s a bit stretchy causing the shoulders to fall a bit. Looking at the pics, I could have probably adjusted the positioning of the buttons to help the band overlap better – they are sewn centrally. The pattern includes short rows in the garter buttonband to compensate for differences in gauge between it and the lace. However, with my gauge, this appears to have made the band too long and caused some puckering.

Grassy Cardi by knitahedron

I have worn it pretty much constantly from finishing it until when Spring finally broke a couple of weeks ago! It’s a fun, well written knit and the lace is simple enough to memorise and keeps things interesting. Deb has lots more similar lovelies on her site, Deb Hoss Knits.

Grassy Cardi by knitahedron

New Pattern! ‘Maturin’ Sweater

I’ve just released a new pattern – ‘Maturin‘ – a slim-fitting, raglan sleeved, crew necked jumper / sweater for men. (Although I think it would look pretty good on women too – must try it on and take some pics!)

Maturin Sweater by Áine Ryan / knitahedron

Knit in double knitting weight yarn and in the round from the bottom up to the armholes and then flat. To add a bit of interest the raglan seams are sewn inside out to make a feature of them. They’re also highlighted with a band of garter stitches each side of the seam.

Maturin Sweater by Áine Ryan / knitahedron

The body is a little longer than men’s jumpers usually are to keep out the drafts and stop it from riding up.

Maturin Sweater by Áine Ryan / knitahedron

I this designed this specifically for my husband who owns many raglan sleeved crew necks, but they are often too small in the shoulders or too short in the body for him. Most shop bought jumpers that fit him well on the shoulders tend to be too baggy in the body for his taste.

Maturin Sweater by Áine Ryan / knitahedron

I think the fit looks modern without being super-skinny-tight.

Maturin Sweater by Áine Ryan / knitahedron

Available to download now on Ravelry!

Maturin Sweater by Áine Ryan / knitahedron