Friday, February 03, 2023

Deep Winter

I wrote some time ago about Wool & Pine’s Deep Winter Coat. The coat can be knit in a worsted weight held double strand but our new Cascade 220 Superwash Grande can be knit single strand. New colours are coming next week along with a restock of colours that we are running low on. I would have loved a heavy coat like this today. Boy was it cold.

Introducing Deep Winter Coat, an easy to wear, classically stylish cabled cardigan with a rustic edge. Comfortable and cozy due to its wrap-around silhouette, a thick hand knit belt hugs your waist while the deep shawl collar wards off the winter chill. Decadently cozy in worsted weight yarn held double, Deep Winter’s soothing stockinette meets bountiful cables which will captivate your needles this season. 

Deep Winter Coat is knit seamlessly from the top down in a relaxed style and a longer fit for a revived classic feel. Begin by casting on each back shoulder separately, then join shoulders along the back of the neckline, working flat to the armholes. The stitches for the front shoulders are then picked up along the back and worked flat. Once all three pieces (back, front left and front right) are worked to the armholes, they are joined into one piece and worked flat to the hem. 

The set in sleeves are worked by picking up stitches around the sleeve holes, working short rows to create a smooth-fitting sleeve cap which is then joined in the round and knit to the cuff. 

The collar is picked up and worked in a 1x1 ribbing, with short rows used to create a wide, cozy collar around the neckline. Lastly, an optional belt is worked in 1 x1 ribbing for a classic wrap-around style with rustic vibes.

You can purchase the pattern on Ravelry. 

I quickly worked out the number of skeins of Cascade 220 Superwash Grande that you would need to make the cardigan. This takes into account that you are only using one strand of yarn.

30” - 4
34” - 5
38” - 5
42” - 6
46” - 6
50” - 7
54” - 7
58” - 8
62” - 9
66” - 9

Shipment updates
Our Knitting Barber Cords have finally left China and are in Anchorage Alaska. They should be here next week. 
The new colours from Spincycle are scheduled to be delivered on Monday. There was bad weather in US that delayed the truck.

It’s me, my tea, my knitting and a bit of Law & Order tonight.

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