Pattern of the Week: Beacon Fire Cardigan

Knitscene Summer 2019 is full of hot projects, even more so because the issue is themed around fire, its benefits and its power.

The Beacon Fire Cardigan caught my eye because it of its beautiful open stitch patterns and flattering flutter-style front, but also because of the construction.

Beacon Fire is worked back and forth in separate pieces and seamed. This is warm-weather knitting, and since I’m a year-round sweater knitter, I prefer knitting sweaters in pieces during the warm months. Not so much weight in your lap, and the pieces are more portable.

I really don’t mind seaming, either. Yeah, you heard me right. Great finishing work is something to take pride in, and seaming is always something I can improve on, so practice is great.

In fact, both knitscene summer 2019 sweaters in my queue are seamed sweaters! I fell for the Flash Point Top, too.

Designer Vicki Square has always been one of my favorites, and here she uses a simple wave pattern that incorporates a yarn over drop-stitch pattern that adds airiness to the cardigan and makes it a perfect warm-weather layer. Perfect, perfect.


Pattern Details

FINISHED SIZE 20 (22½ , 24½ , 26½ )” back width. Cardigan shown measures 20″ on model with 33″ bust.

YARN Kelbourne Woolens Mojave (60% cotton, 40% linen; 185 yd [169 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #402 Prussian blue (MC), 6 (7, 8, 8) skeins; #046 smoke gray (CC), 1 skein.

NEEDLES Size 5 (3.75 mm): 24″ circular (cir) and set of double pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

NOTIONS Markers (m); tapestry needle.

GAUGE 22 sts and 28 rows = 4″ in St st; 20 sts and 26 rows = 4″ in Wave patt.

Photo by Harper Point Photography.


Check out the other designs in knitscene Summer 2019, all summery, all hot, and all inspired by the raw power of fire.

Cheers,

Kathleen


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