Laurel Cardigan from Knitty

Last Friday the Deep Fall 2016 Knitty launched with a pattern for my favorite new sweater: The Laurel Cardigan knit in Berroco Tuscan Tweed.

The Laurel Cardigan is all the things I love to knit—a big squishy cable, lots of simple stitch texture, with a simple modern silhouette. This cardi starts with with you knitting sleeve cuff to center back for the left and right sleeves, which are joined at the center back.

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The high-low sloping hem is created by working increases on the back and decreases on the front of the body between the cable and the moss stitch. When you get the the neck edge, the fronts are put on holders to be worked later, and the back is worked straight. I love the look of the exposed seam created by a 3-needle BO on the right side, but if you prefer you can join the seam with the WS facing instead.

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After joining the back, the sleeve and side seams are sewn so that the peplum can be worked in one piece. The peplum is picked up and worked down, so its easy to try on and adjust the length as you go.

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Laurel is knit in Berroco Tuscan Tweed—a delicious blend of wool, rayon, and mohair with flecks of tweed and a lovely halo from the mohair. Here in the Berroco office we love Tuscan Tweed so much we’re devoting our Fall knit-along to it. The KAL/CAL starts October 15th—you can choose any pattern as long as you’re using Berroco Tuscan Tweed. Find your yarn using our LYS locator to see who has Tuscan Tweed in stock near you.

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