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Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Mountain View Cardigan

The Mountain View Cardigan is a long cardigan that skims past the hips and can be worked in a light weight fiber (green sample is knit in Euroflax sportweight linen) for a crisp, drapey cover-all for those warm summer nights. Alternatively, a wooly sock weight yarn (smoke grey sample worked in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock) worked in a looser gauge than called for on the ball band can make the perfect fall or winter layering garment. Generous lace cuffs grace the long sleeves. The lace in the sleeves is echoed in the wide lace panel in the back which flows into ribbing that cinches in the waist. If you’re new to lace, this is the perfect beginning project. No shaping in lace is required. All the shaping is done in the stockinette portions of the design. Gentle princess line shaping, doubled hems, and delicate shell buttons complete the tailored look. Mountain View, CA is the birthplace of my younger brother, Brian, who also does the graphic layouts of my independent designs. I thought the name particularly apt since this is just the type of cardigan one might wear in the relatively mild climate of the Bay Area. The days are warm, but the lack of humidity tends to generate cool nights; making this cardigan a perfect transition piece that takes you from day to night. The model is my friend, Jess, and photographs are by her husband, Vitaly Fomin.

Finished Size: 31¾ (34¼, 37½, 41¼, 45¼, 48½, 52¼)”/ 80½ (87, 95, 105, 115, 123, 132½)cm bust circumference. Sample measures 34¼”/87cm. Suggested ease: 0”/0 cm to 3”/7½cm positive ease.
Yarn: Euroflax Sportweight Linen (100% linen) 100 grams/270 yards in Willow – 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins; or Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock 50 grams/215 yards in Echo – 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 10) skeins
Needles: Body – Size 4 circular needles. Neck Band and Hems – Size 3 circular needles. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Tapestry needle; stitch holders; stitch markers.
Gauge: 25 sts and 32 rows = 4”/10cm in St st using larger needles.

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To see more pictures, check out the cardigan's Flickr album.

Edited: Corrected the yarn amounts. Also, check out Ysolda's post about my knitting the linen version when she was visiting NYC :)


Blogger persjanka said...


12:01 AM  
Blogger fort nest said...

super lovely. perfect for fall!

4:15 AM  
Blogger subliminalrabbit said...

somehow you've outdone yourself! simply beautiful!

6:40 AM  
Blogger Team Knit ! said...

Love it, it's gorgeous!!! Great job.

- julie

7:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this! It's absolutely beautiful!

7:51 AM  
Blogger Ms. Knitpicky said...

LOVE! It's payday, I'm getting a pattern. :)

7:53 AM  
Blogger knitbot said...

I love the length - well done!

8:32 AM  
Blogger Allegra said...

gorgeous! bravo!

8:55 AM  
Blogger Cara said...

Oh, it's gorgeous! I love it!

9:07 AM  
Blogger Gudrun Johnston said...

Very pretty and elegant Connie!

9:19 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

yay! i really love this one Connie! Maybe one in the shepard sock is in my future :)

9:19 AM  
Anonymous Isabelle said...

Really nice!

9:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You need to stop making so beautiful patterns. My queue is getting too long.

Just joking, great work as usual.

11:27 AM  
Anonymous monica said...

what a beautiful design!!

12:36 PM  
Blogger Maryse said...

First time I come across your blog, but I'm so glad because I really like all of your designs. I have yet to knit one, but I truly admire them. I'm such a slow knitter ;-( Congratulations for all of your nice work!!! The Montain View Cardigan will be a success!

6:21 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

Oh my, isn't that beautiful! You've chosen two lovely yarns for the different versions. This looks super-wearable!

7:33 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

I love this design! I have some linen yarn hanging around that's been waiting for a project...into the queue it goes.

9:12 AM  
Blogger j.kaori said...

Beautiful design. Congratulations!

6:59 AM  
Anonymous kat said...

Connie, this is so pretty. I love the clean lines, and the length.

8:06 AM  
Anonymous twinsetjan said...

In each "Twist Collective" I LOVE 3-4 patterns. Of those, there is a disproportionate number of yours. And now that I check out your blog, I find I really hit pay dirt. Yay, Connie! You've got another fan!!!

5:46 AM  
Blogger mel said...

I'm still catching up (I really need to stop using that excuse as it seems I'm always in that state, no matter what is going on), so I'm not sure if I've said so yet, but it's gorgeous Connie. I love those sleeves!! Bravo!!

12:59 PM  

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