New Pattern: Starry Night Cardigan
Today I’m proud to release another adult garment design, the Starry Night Cardigan, named of course for Vincent Van Gogh’s famous painting. I designed it in response to all of the ladies who have told me that they would love to make an adult version of the Ribbed Cardigan from Little Crochet.
Granted, I changed some things to flatter the female figure, but the basic idea is still the same: there is no shaping/increasing/decreasing in this pattern, it’s all made from squares and rectangles. The crocheting is very simple to do, but, yes, let me warn you now, you’re going to weave in a lot of ends. BUT, the motifs are join-as-you-go and are really the only way to get this look. Totally worth it, in my book, but I’ve made my peace with ends.
I worked up the sample in super soft Malabrigo Arroyo, a new sport weight yarn from one of my favorite yarn brands. It’s going to be in the Stitches Midwest fashion show later this month, so if you are going to Stitches, please snap a pic for me! The yarn is classified as a fingering weight, but in my opinion is more of a sport or even DK weight yarn (I used a size H hook to crochet it). It should be available in yarn stores very soon, and is fast becoming a favorite of mine.
Starry Night Cardigan comes in a range of eight sizes, from 33″ all the way up to 60″. One of the trade-offs when working with motifs is the ability to vary the sizing in small increments, but the pattern gives lots of advice on customizing the size–fit and length. It also includes schematics and assembly diagrams, and I worked with KJ Hay to tech edit it (who also edits my books). I hope you enjoy it! You can purchase it for $6.50 through Ravelry, whether or not you are a member of the site (if you’re not, just click here to have it added right to your paypal cart). Happy Crocheting!
**Special thanks to Hannah at Malabrigo for providing yarn support for this pattern, and to my friend Flor for modeling it!