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"Take Wing" is an adult-sized riff on my "Birdie" child-sized cardigan from my book "You Can Knit That", and was designed for the entire Lorna's Laces hand-dyed yarn line. I've shown samples here in two of their yarn bases, Shepherd Worsted and Sportmate, both in the color "Painted Sunset". But the small-scale slip stitch texture will work beautifully with any of their yarns, in any of their colors.
When swatching for this design, please swatch in the Slip Stitch Texture, which you can find by clicking here. I've paired the allover texture with a straight-bodied silhouette, simple 1x1 ribbing, and a classic V neckline. The samples shown feature a long sweater length and long sleeves, but you can customize your own sweater and sleeve lengths, as usual.
One more note: Straight sweaters in CustomFit are worked with a single stitch count from CO to bust; that count is determined by the largest of all hip, waist, and bust circumferences.
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Pictured in straight silhouette. Please see our page on silhouettes for a full explanation of silhouettes in Customfit.
If you're using the recommended yarns, you'll need approximately 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9) hanks of the Sportmate, or 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10) hanks of the Shepherd Worsted, for a standard size 30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)’’ / 76 (81, 86, 91, 97, 102, 107, 112, 122, 132, 142, 152) cm sample.
For other sizes and gauges, I thoroughly recommend Stashbot for yardage estimates.
Take Wing uses the following design choices:
- Style: cardigan
- Silhouettes: Pictured in straight silhouette.
- Length: Low-hip length
- Sleeves: Full-length tapered sleeve
- Neck style: Narrow-width vee neck
- Neck depth: 2"/5 cm below armhole-shaping start
- Hem edging and height: 1x1 Ribbing, 2½"/6.5 cm
- Sleeve edging and height: 1x1 Ribbing, 4½"/11.5 cm
- Button band allowance: 1½"/4 cm
- Button band edging and height: 1x1 Ribbing, 1½"/4 cm