I am so proud to be included amongst so many talented designers in the fabulous, new Scrumptious Vol. 3 collection! And as part of the Fyberspates Scrumptious Vol. 3 Blog Tour, I’m here to tell you all about my Iwerne Cardigan and the lovely Scrumptious yarn I used to create it.
ALSO, I am doing a giveaway for this book! Detail of the giveaway is at the end of the post. Stitched Together & A Playful Day will be blogging with me today, so do make sure you pop over to them, too.
There are 13 beautiful knitting patterns (5 garments and 8 accessory patterns) in Scrumptious Vol. 3 and you can see all the designs on this Ravelry page. I do love the Lerryn Mittens by Rachel Coopey. They are so cosy and distinctive that I’m going to knit a pair for myself, and for my sister, too!
Fyberspates Scrumptious – Inspirational Yarn
My inspiration for the Iwerne Cardigan came from the Scrumptious DK Worsted itself. Scrumptious DK Worsted is a single ply yarn, with a unique and beautiful gentle glow.
As single-ply yarns behave slightly differently from plied yarns, making a less-rigid fabric, I felt it was essential to design something that makes the most of this attractive characteristic. So I decided that an elegant cardigan, with a charming lace motif and a lovely, fluid movement would be perfect!
The name, Iwerne was chosen for this beautiful cardigan as each of the designs is named after a British river or coastal town. So my flowing, waterfall cardigan also fitted in perfectly with the watery theme!
Iwerne Cardigan – Directional Knit and Timeless Knitting Design
The anatomy of this cardigan is also unique, with the main body worked flat, starting from one side of the body first (e.g. right or left front). When you reach halfway, you divide the stitches and continue working the back.
After grafting at the centre back, the knitting direction for the front becomes vertical, while the back is horizontal. This creates the beautifully draped ‘waterfall’ effect.
The upper body is worked using a circular needle to accommodate the large number of stitches. The Magic Loop method is used to work the sleeve (but you can, of course, use DPNs instead).
Technically, it is not hard, but there is a lot going on – making it an enjoyable knit that will keep your brain and your hands busy!
The versatile Iwerne Cardigan can be worn as a contemporary-casual knit, dressed up with a smart blouse or worn over a little black dress for a more formal occasion. And there are lots of beautiful colours available.
Scrumptious Vol. 3 – Giveaway Details:
Want a chance to win the Fyberspates Scrumptious Vol. 3 Collection? All you have to do is answer this short survey!
The Giveaway closes on 16th Feb 2014. The winner will be chosen using a random number and will be announced on 17th Feb 2014 on the blog.
Make sure you put the correct contact details on your Giveaway Entry, to ensure speedy delivery of this superb set of designer knitting patterns if you win!
Scrumptious Knitting Collection Vol.3 by Fyberspates
Price (print and digital): £12.00 ($26)
The Scrumptious yarn and pattern range is widely available from shops and online retailers around the world. For an up-to-date list of where to find our products, please click here.
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