Woodburne Cardigan KAL

Since the finish of the Ravi KAL I’ve been promising a new KAL.  I want this KAL to be just as special (even if it wasn’t my 100th pattern!) While I was in Denver recording the Crafty classes in June a big box of Briar Rose Fiber’s ‘Fourth of July‘ arrived for me.  This yarn was so squishy and such a perfect color I felt intimidated.  (I’m sure I’m not the only one that this happens to!)  I wanted to make sure that I would do the yarn justice so I took my time.  Over the next few months the cardigan gradually took shape until I ended up with…..

Do you want to see a few more details?

It has pockets…..

It has cables…

It has seamless saddle shoulders….

And of course waist shaping…

I’m hoping that this KAL will be as much fun as the last one, as before I’ll put the KAL up for sale and you’ll initially download an information sheet that will also have a discount code from the very kind Briar Rose Fibers if you chose to use their yarn.  You’ll then have 2 weeks to gather your yarn and needles and to get swatching.  Every 2-3 weeks (longer for first clue as it’s bigger!) I’ll release another clue, with the final clue being released on the 1st of December.  As before I’ll be very active in the group board here and there are many, many wonderful supportive knitters there also!  Every clue will come with tons of suggestions, tips and even the occasional video if a particular technique needs more explanation.

So make sure you’re signed up to my newsletter and you won’t miss the pattern sign-up going live next week!  I can’t wait to get started……

38 thoughts on “Woodburne Cardigan KAL

  1. Irene

    I love it! Love the colour too. Did you alternate skeins while knitting? Can’t wait to start, and as Kelly says, I have yet to try a saddle shoulder. This will be fun.

  2. carol Post author

    I was very naughty and didn’t alternate. It’s always a chance – I did a good check of the skeins before starting and the match was good between them.

  3. Monika Tan

    I do LOVE this pattern, and the colour is beautiful… I don’t think I’ll be able to do the KAL, so I hope this pattern becomes available soon after!

  4. Ilana

    Carol , this is stunning . Love those intricate cables , especially where they join at the back . Saddle shoulders with the contiguous method of knittiing sleeves is a fantastic bonus. Also that raised back neck is a lovely detail , and oh are those icord on those pockets ? Just lovely, carol :))

  5. Liz

    And what do ya know…there it is… :) Apparently I asked too quickly! By the way, I love that it says I posted at 7:56pm….I feel like I’m in Back to the Future (because it’s 3:56 where I am!) Just a fun thought!

  6. carol Post author

    You should know knitting basics, including increases, decreases, matching gauge and working cables. If some of these skills are new to you s knit along can be a good way to learn!

  7. Gail Smith

    I’ve never done a KAL, so please forgive me if this is a dumb question. How do I know sizing for this pattern? I just love this sweater — but I’m a large woman and I don’t know if the instructions would be large enough.

  8. carol Post author

    The sizing is Finished Bust Measurement: 30.5 (34, 35.5, 39, 42.25, 45.75, 49, 52.5, 54)” / 77.5 (86.5, 90, 99, 107.5, 116, 124.5, 133.5, 137) cm, buttoned. When the pattern details go up I’ll have full material and sizing information available.

  9. carol Post author

    The body is knit flat in one piece, the sleeves are knit in the round and then both are joined together at the yoke and worked flat in one piece.

  10. Cindy DeLange

    What is the weight of the yarn and gauge? I have some dk weight in my stash that I want to use. This looks beautiful, can’t wait to start

  11. Anita

    I really love this cardigan would love to knit one for myself even the colors are great and sharp it really nice and I can’t wait to start

  12. Sharlene Immel

    I have never done a KAL. Can you please explain to me how it works? What do I need to do? What are the clues you mention, are those the instructions? I hope these aren’t silly questions. I love the sweater pattern. Thanks.

  13. carol Post author

    The pattern is released in a series of steps and all the knitters on the ravelry board help each other along. With clues spaced out it also gives slower knitters a chance to work along as well.

  14. Shirley Budwig

    I am in. Love your designs. You gave the link for the yarn a while back, but I misplaced the link.

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