Friday, October 02, 2020

Patio Weather Cardigan


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Introducing the Patio Weather Cardigan! I had worked with Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts on developing this project awhile ago, and we have since been working hard on getting the last elements pulled together so that we can jointly introduce the pattern to you today!

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Worked in Nettle Soft DK, the Patio Weather Cardigan is the perfect finishing touch to your outfit in spring,
 summer, and fall. As we all spend more and more time out on the patio these days, it will be especially welcome this fall! The cardigan features a choice of buttonband styles (one button as pictured, or a full buttonband), waist-shaping, a gently scooped neckline, and set-in sleeves that are worked in pieces and then seamed to the cable-and-lace saddle.

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Nettle Soft DK balances stitch definition with drape, which are ideal characteristics for this sweater. The Patio Weather Cardigan is seen here in French Bordeaux, but if you prefer to sip a different beverage on your patio, why not consider Iced Coffee, Make Mine Caramel, Lime Margarita, Soda Pop (for those who wish for a very bright pop of colour indeed!), or Champagne?

Introductory offer: 20% off until the end of October 9th 2020 MST

The pattern is available for purchase via the Ancient Arts website (where you can also buy the yarn to make it!): Ancient Arts Yarns Pattern Link Here
Lovecrafts: LoveCrafts Link


Women's XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X)
Shown in size M, modelled with 7.5 cm/3" positive ease.

Finished Measurements 

Bust: 84 (94, 104, 114, 124.5, 134.5, 145)cm/33 (37, 41, 45, 49, 53, 57)", worn with approximately 7.5 cm/3" positive ease.


Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts Nettle Soft DK Weight
68% Merino/32% Nettle, 3.5 oz/100g, 240 m/263yd: 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins

Sample shown in French Bordeaux


3.75mm/US 5 and 4mm/US 6, 100cm/40" circular needles, and 4mm/US 6 DPNs (for sleeve trim) or size needed to achieve gauge.


Cable needle, one 3cm/1.25" button, matching thread for button, pins for marking during sewing-up, tapestry needle. If working optional full buttonband version, 10 [10, 11, 11, 12, 12, 13] 3cm/1.25" buttons are required.


The Riverside Stroll Cardigan is worked back and forth in pieces from the bottom up. The saddle is worked end to end with a smaller needle than the main set-in sleeve pieces, and the sleeve pieces are seamed into place. Stitches are picked up to work bands in the front, and then stitches are picked up around the neckline and sleeves for trim. 
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