Pattern of the Week: The Verbena Cardigan (Plus a Surprise)
The Farmer’s Market story of Interweave Knits Spring 2019 is filled with casual weekend sweaters (and a hat!) perfect for moseying around in on spring weekends. The cover project for this issue comes from this story, and it’s aptly named the Verbena Cardigan.
This remarkably cozy cardigan, designed by Tori Gurbisz, is knitted seamlessly in a bulky-weight yarn from the bottom up. The textured fabric requires a simple stitch pattern, and the shawl collar, turned-back cuffs, and deep pockets give the sweater an extra-comfortable feel.
VERBENA CARDIGAN PROJECT DETAILS
Difficulty Level Intermediate
Yarn Weight 5
Finished Size 34¼ (38¾, 42¼, 46¾, 50¼, 54¾, 58¼)” circumference at underarm, buttoned. Cardigan shown measures 38¾”; modeled with 3¾” of positive ease.
Yarn Malabrigo Yarn Chunky (100% merino wool; 104 yd [95 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #CH036 pearl, 11 (12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18) skeins.
Needles Size 10 (6 mm): 40″ circular (cir) (affiliate link) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Size 10. (6.5 mm): 32″ cir and set of dpn. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); removable m; stitch holders; tapestry needle (affiliate link); six 1⅜” buttons.
Gauge 14 sts and 18 rows = 4″ in Textured st on larger needle.
BONUS PATTERN OF THE WEEK: THE CATTLEYA PULLOVER!
You may have noticed the sweater in the corner inset of the cover—the Cattleya Pullover! The Cattleya Pullover was designed by Paula Pereira, and its fabric echoes the beauty of the floral arrangements surrounding it in the photos.
The variegated merino-nylon yarn does most of the visual work in this top-down, seamless sweater, giving different knitters diverse color-pooled results. The boxy pullover calls for a tubular cast-on and a subtle slip-stitch colorwork motif that adorns the circular yoke and cuffs.
CATTLEYA PULLOVER PROJECT DETAILS
Difficulty Level Easy
Yarn Weight 2
Finished Size 39¾ (44¼, 48, 52¼, 56, 60¾, 64¾)” circumference at underarm. Pullover shown measures 44¼”; modeled with 9¼” of positive ease.
Yarn Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts Passion 8 (80% superwash merino wool, 20% nylon; 435 yd [398 m]/4 oz [113 g]): tea and biscuits (variegated; MC), 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6) skeins; Scottish mist (gray; CC), 1 skein.
Needles Size 3 (3.25 mm): 16″ and 32″ circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn) (affiliate link). Size 5 (3.75 mm): 16″, 24″, and 32″ cir and set of dpn. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Marker (m); stitch holders; waste yarn for provisional CO; tapestry needle.
Gauge 22 sts and 31 rnds = 4″ in St st on larger needle.
Happy spring knitting,
Get all the patterns from Interweave Knits Spring 2019: