If you haven’t picked up the latest issue of Kntiscene yet you can get it here online: Knitscene Fall 2015. You can also keep reading and enter for your chance to win a copy!
Today I’d like to feature the Pennant Cardigan, one of my four seamless sweater designs from this issue! Worked from the bottom up this seamless cardigan is a pretty easy knit. The button band is worked at the same time as the body of the sweater, and the colorowork is a mosaic pattern, meaning you only work one color at a time.
You can purchase a kit for the sweater from Indigodragonfly and make this lovely sweater in the same colors as the original! See the kit on their website here.
I really loved working with the Indigodragonfly yarn. The colors are beautifully saturated, and the yarn has a wonderful twist and bounce making it really easy to knit with.
My original inspiration for this sweater started with this swatch. I wasn’t sure what or how the design was going to take shape when I originally started this swatch. I just knew I loved the idea of muticolored stripes with dots. To me it looks to me like a strings of beads or little pom poms.
I thought about putting the design on the brim of a hat, which I still think would be cute, but ultimately, I love sweaters. I love designing and knitting sweaters, and since this swatch spoke to me so strongly I knew I had to work it into a sweater! You only need about 25 grams of each contrast color, so this would also be a great way to use up little leftovers, mini skeins, or bits of handspun!
I’ll be hosting a giveaway for this issue of Knitscene over on Instagram! Two ways to enter:
1. Follow @mariknits on Instagram and tag a friend in the comments.
2. Tag another friend (you’ll get an extra entry and your friend will be entered too!)
I’ll choose a winner on Friday, July 24th!