knitscene Fall 2018: Felicity Sweater
Elegant and fun, the Felicity Sweater from knitscene Fall 2018 is one of my favorites in this issue. The front panel combines cables and a lace pattern designer Andrea Cull found in a Japanese stitch dictionary for an unconventional design I can’t wait to knit. But it’s the cables down the sleeves that brought it to the top of my sweater queue.
The sleeve cables give structure and shape to an oversized, comfy pullover; coupled with the yarn—Cumbria Worsted by The Fibre Co.—you’ll have a project you’re dying to work on and wear. Cumbria comes in 19 colors, and I honestly can’t decide which one I love the most. The yarn’s blend of merino wool, masham wool, and mohair make it soft, light, and warm—perfect for fall and winter outfits.
This sweater is perfect for layering over a long-sleeved shirt or a dress, or under a high-waisted skirt. It can go from a cozy night in to work to strolling around an orchard with ease and grace.
Between the wearability, yarn, and cable and lace details, it’s not hard to see why the Felicity Sweater is worth some serious consideration—even with the tough competition it has in this issue.
Do you have a favorite fall sweater from this issue—one that you can’t wait to get started on?
DESIGNER Andrea Cull
FINISHED SIZE 33¼ (36½, 40½, 44½, 47¾, 51¾)” bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 36½”; modeled with 5½” of positive ease.
YARN The Fibre Co. Cumbria Worsted (60% merino wool, 30% Masham wool, 10% mohair; 238 yd [218 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): Appleby Castle, 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins.
NEEDLES Size 4 (3.5 mm): 16″ circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Size 5 (3.75 mm): 16″ cir. Size 6 (4 mm): 16″ and 24″ cir and set of dpn. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
NOTIONS Markers (m); removable m; stitch holders; cable needle (cn); tapestry needle.
GAUGE 20 sts and 27 rnds = 4″ in St st on largest needle; 26 sts and 27 rnds = 4″ in cable patt on largest needle.