Wednesday, August 07, 2013

So, I've done a little revamp of one of my first – and favorite -  BabyCocktails/Plucky sweaters!


In cozy Primo Aran this time. With longer sleeves and a shorter body, this versatile cardigan is a classic fall staple that will fly off the needles in no time.  The same great details as the original – a reversible collar that can be worn folded back or draped inward, a casual shape that can be pinned shut or worn open, and a distinct but simple lace panel on both the fronts and back.   It’s a quick, seamless knit that you’ll end up reaching for again and again.

The pattern has been updated to include both worsted and aran numbers, plus it now has directions for both body and sleeve lengths. AND.... all 1,362 of you who have purchased the original version through Ravelry over the past few years will automatically receive an email from Ravelry to download the updated version into their library.  Think of it as a bonus for using Ravelry!

Anybody who didn't purchase the original through Ravelry can buy the updated version for $6.50 now.

And for those of you who are wondering about such things, a few details are below. 

Yardage is listed below for each version as shown, and below that is what to calculate if you want to mix and match your options:

Worsted:  The Plucky Knitter Primo Worsted

1100(1200,1300,1400,1500)(1600,1700,1800,1900,2000)yds as pictured.  (long length, short sleeves)

Add 200(200,225,250,250)(275,275,275,275,300) yds for long sleeves.

Subtract 225(250,275,275,275)(300,300,300,300,325) yds for shorter length. 

Aran:  The Plucky Knitter Primo Aran 

900(1000,1100,1200,1300)(1400,1500, 1600,1700,1800)yds as pictured.  (long sleeve, short length)

Subtract 150(175,200,200,200)(225,225,225,225,250)yds for short sleeves.

Add 175(225,225,225,225) (250,250,250,250, 275)yds for longer length.  

Needles:  US #7/4.5mm & US #8/5mm.  US #8/5mm & US#9/5.5mm   
Sizing:   Sized to fit, based on bust size:  32(34,36,38,40)(42,44,46,48,50)  
Gauge:  5 st, 7 rows per 1” on #7s.  5 sts, 7 rows per 1” on #8s.  Blocked stockinette swatch.


Of course, Sarah and I have done a little coordinating.   ;)

If you don't have a sweater's worth of Primo Aran lying around, you'll be able to get yourself a sweater's quantity of it at the next Plucky update this Sunday evening, August 11th at 8:00 p.m. Eastern.  Details will be on the Plucky Blog.

Aran will be one of the many bases available in a whole array of gorgeous Plucky Colors.


Maggie said...

I love cardis...this is one I will defo keep in mind for my next project !