The Rosebud Cardigan is one of the 20 size-inclusive sweater patterns from my book, Modern Crochet Sweaters, available at all major retailers or at this link here.
Named after the beautifully eerie sound heard when the winter wind breathes through the tall pine trees, Whispering Pines embodies the majestic nature of the woods. The solid, textured fabric resembles the density of a forest; the tall, slender trees echo in the slim fit of the sleeves. Although one of the more challenging patterns in the book, Whispering Pines is an approachable, unpretentious design. While there are no visually complex elements to this classic sweater, it somehow feels sophisticated and intricate. Insulating and breathable, this sweater was designed with winters in mind. Whether you’re huddling around the campfire or catching up over lattes with your loved ones, this nature-inspired staple is sure to become a beloved favorite.
Yarn: Aran/heavy worsted—WeCrochet City Tweed Aran in Toad
- 55% Merino wool, 25% superfine alpaca, 20% Donegal tweed
- 164 yds [150 m] per 3.5-oz [100-g] ball
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Yardage: 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) (11, 13, 14, 15) balls of WeCrochet City Tweed Aran, or
- 950 (1025, 1250, 1450, 1500) (1800, 2075, 2225, 2400) yds
- 869 (938, 1143, 1326, 1372) (1646, 1898, 2035, 2195) m
Substitute WeCrochet City Tweed Aran with any similar aran or heavy worsted weight, category #4 yarn that matches gauge. Some lighter-weight category #5 yarns may work well with this pattern, too—just be sure to check your gauge before beginning.
Self-Striping Yarns: Because this sweater is worked in joined, turned rounds, you may want to avoid using self-striping yarn as this type of yarn will create colour jogs and make the back-join (the seam) much more visible.
Main Gauge Hook: Size U.S. J/10 (6 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Collar Ribbing Hook: Size U.S. I/9 (5.5 mm) or hook that is 0.5–1 mm smaller than main gauge hook (this hook is for the collar ribbing only—it is your preference how tight you would like it to be.
Notions: Tapestry needle, six locking stitch markers. (Four markers to mark each of the four corner yoke increases and two additional markers to mark the short rows.)
View this pattern at knitsnknots.ca/whispering-pines.
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