Designer Feature

Twist Collective Spring 2012: Brookline by Elizabeth McCarten

Spring and summer knit and crochet patterns can sometimes cause problems for magazine editors – regardless of the construction method or item created, the majority of what we do as knitters and crocheters ultimately serves a singular purpose: to keep the recipient warm – leaving designers and publishers grasping a bit when putting out designs appropriate for warm weather. With the publication of the Spring issue of Twist Collective, it is clear that Kate Gilbert and the other talented people behind Twist had no trouble in putting together a beautiful collection of designs as appropriate for the cooler weather as they are the warmer months.


Brookline by Elizabeth McCarten is a beautiful vintage inspired cardigan knit out of Road to China Light. The cardigan features top down construction, feminine v-neck, subtle garter shawl collar, textured fronts, deep gores and unique button placement for an overall flattering and effortless cardigan.



• Bust:
29 1/2, 32, 35 1/2, 38, 41 1/2, 44, 47 1/2, 50″
• Yarn: Road to China Light in Citrine, 7 (8, 8, 10, 11, 11, 12, 13) skeins.
• Needles: Size US 6 (4 mm) 16″, 24″ + 32″ circular needle and set dpns. Size US 5 (3.75 mm) 32″ circular needle and set dpns
• Notions: Size D-3 crochet hook, 8 stitch markers, 6 locking markers, tapestry needle, 8 – 5/8″ buttons.
• Gauge: 24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in Knot Pattern.

For more information, visit the Twist page here, or check out the pattern on Ravelry here. For a list of shops who may carry the Road to China Light, visit our stockist page here.

{All images by Jane Heller and © 2012 Twist Collective}

One thought on “Twist Collective Spring 2012: Brookline by Elizabeth McCarten

  1. Grace says:

    Love this cardigan and the button paring as well. Just beautiful!

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