Thursday, June 15, 2017
I've been working on this pattern for AGES. I finished the sample at Christmas, at my mom's house, because I gave it to her as a gift, mostly because I was pregnant and knew it would be a year before I could wear it, but also because she really loves red. Then I took the photos when she came for a pre-baby visit in February. I finally got the pattern written in April, and here we are. I know I've said it like a million times but babies! They take up so much time.
Carmine is a decently simple pullover pattern. It's worked bottom up, in the round, to the armholes, then split and worked back and forth. The sleeves are also worked from the bottom up in the round. The sleeves are set in to the armholes, which is not something I usually do, but for this pattern, it's what worked. The body and sleeves both start with twisted ribbing that then starts to travel together until all the ribbing is contained in a triangle of twisted stitches.
Cascade Venezia is a lovely wool/silk blend with a really pretty sheen. I would recommend using whatever needles you like to use with splitty yarns (for me that's addi turbos with really sharp tips), because the way this yarn is plied means that it's easy to split stitches.
If you want to knit this sweater I'd recommend really, really liking twisted ribbing. There's a lot of it. I personally love to knit through the back of stitches, but as established, I'm a bit of an odd duck.
Ladies’ XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X)
Finished Bust: 36 (38, 40, 43, 47, 50, 55)”
Shown in size M (40”), with approximately 2” of positive ease at the bust.
Cascade Venezia Worsted; 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 10) skeins
Get the pattern on Ravelry here!