Knitscene: Pennant Cardigan & Giveaway

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.

Pennant Cardigan by Mari Chiba
© Knitscene/Harper Point

 

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.

Pennant Cardigan by Mari Chiba
© Knitscene/Harper Point

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.

Pennant Cardigan by Mari Chiba
© Knitscene/Harper Point

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.

Pennant cardigan swatch, by Mari Chiba

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! Pennant cardigan sketch, by Mari ChibaYou 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!

Giveaway

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!

4 Responses

  1. Deborah Esler
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    Love, love, love knitting magazines. I’ve never read this one so it would be a great summer activity.

  2. Susan Cappello
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    The colors on the sweater truly pop hi-lighting the design element. Nice job!!

  3. Maria M.
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    Very lovely! Thank you for offering the contest but I don’t use Instagram.

  4. Rose Nishiyama
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    Have not read this knitting magazine but look for it on the magazine rack. I don’t Instagram so will not be entering the contest.

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