Knitscene Fall 2010 – the final project!

And as promised, the final project we are delighted to share with you from the Fall 2010 issue of Knitscene!


Who Me? Cardigan. Photograph by Joe Coca © Knitscene

Courtney’s design, which features a longer body length, pockets, all over wide ribbing and a sailor-style collar, was inspired by a cardigan she found in a thrift store years ago. Knit out of acrylic, the thrifted cardigan was long lasting, wearable and functional, but…well..made of plastic.


Who Me? Cardigan. Photograph by Joe Coca © Knitscene

Courtney knew that taking the aforementioned elements that made the original thrift store find a flattering, warm and wearable sweater and updating the cut a little to feature set in sleeves and using a natural yarn in lieu of the (not so nice) acrylic — in this case the gorgeous Terra — would create a cardigan she (and hopefully you!) would turn to time and time again.


Who Me? Cardigan. Photograph by Joe Coca © Knitscene

The beautiful tweed flecks of Terra are really apparent in the Beet – a rich purpley-red with subtle pink an deep maroon high and low-lights.  It was definitely hard to see this one go when we sent it to the magazine!  Since then, Courtney has been planning a 2nd version in Henna, while Kate is trying to step outside her color comfort zone a little bit and dreams of knitting herself one in Logwood Purple.

Sizes 30 (37, 44, 51, 58)” bust circumference; shown in size 30″
Yarn The Fibre Company Terra (40% alpaca, 40% merino, 20% silk; 98 yd [91 m]/50 g): beet, 11 (13, 15, 17, 19) skeins
Gauge 18 sts and 24 rows = 4″ in 4×4 rib on larger needles
• Size 7 (4.5 mm) needles
• Size 8 (5 mm) needles
• Markers (m)
• Stitch holders
• Yarn needle
• 11 (11, 12, 12, 13) ¾” buttons

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And that’s it! We hope you enjoyed this little multi-part feature on the latest issue of Knitscene!

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