Crochet Pattern of the Week: Pie Bake Cardigan
Now that the first day of fall has arrived, it’s time to move out of the realm of transitional items and into the rich world of cold-weather crochet, starting with the lovely Pie Bake Cardigan by Natasha Robarge. The cover project of Interweave Crochet Fall 2019 is perfectly evocative of the designs inside the issue: it’s pretty, cozy, and features just enough design interest to keep your hook moving.
It’s also a reminder that traditional and sweet doesn’t necessarily mean granny-ish when it comes to crochet. I absolutely love the simple and sweet scoop neck framed by a touch of cozy ribbing. It reminds me of an enviable cardigan my best friend wore in high school that actually was made by her grandmother. This, however is a totally updated, chic version.
Crocheted seamlessly from the top down, the Pie Bake Cardigan features an A-line silhouette to fit and flatter every body shape and size. Sinuously winding cables travel down the center back and frame the buttonband, creating flattering vertical lines to lengthen the body’s lines. The construction style also means that you can try your cardigan on as you go, so you can get that perfect fit in the arms and just that flattering length to fit into your wardrobe.
A 100% wool yarn, Kelbourne Woolens Scout, softens the look of the stitches while providing plenty of insulation from chilly autumn winds. We doubt you’ll want to take this cardigan off long enough to wash it, change your clothes, or wear any of your other cute handmade items this fall. It’s a mood.
We can’t wait to see how you stitch and style your Pie Bake Cardigans, crocheters! Be sure to tag @interweavecraft on Instagram so we can see your interpretations.
Pattern Details: Pie Bake Cardigan by Natasha Robarge
FINISHED SIZE: 39 (43-1/2 , 47-3/4, 53, 56-1/4)” bust circumference. Sample shown measures 39″, modeled with 6″ positive ease.
YARN: Kelbourne Woolens Scout (100% wool; 274 yd [251 m]/3-1/2 oz [100 g]; ): #330 meadow heather, 6 (6, 6, 7, 7) skeins.
HOOK: Size G/6 (4.25 mm) and 7 (4.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS: Stitch markers (m), 10; 1″ buttons, 6; yarn needle.
GAUGE: 15 dc and 7½ rows = 4″ with larger hook.
Yours in Stitches,