November 1st, 2011

Valley Yarns Show & Tell: 419 Silverscape Cardigan

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Hi Everyone,

Today’s Show and Tell is 419 Silverscape Cardigan. It features art nouveau lace sprays on the front, back and cuffs. The shape of the lace is built into the neckline, and a simple single crochet edge creates a clean line.

It is knit in Valley Yarns Stockbridge. Stockbridge is a lovely worsted weight blend of wool and alpaca.

We tried on the 36″ size.

Height: 5’3″
Bust: 37″
Waist: 30″
Hips: 42″

“So sweet and flattering. I’d make the sleeves shorter, though.”

Height: 5’0″
Bust: 38″
Waist: 30″
Hips: 38″

“I love the color of this sweater, but I didn’t think the flare at the bottom was very flattering.”

Height: 5’4¾”
Bust: 35½”
Waist: 29½”
Hips: 40″

“This is a really comfortable cardigan to wear. I like the fitted sleeves, but would take off just a bit of the length of them.”

Height: 5’4″
Bust: 39½
Waist: 32″
Hips: 43″

“I really love this sweater! I love the eyelet lace detail the color. I actually knit myself a sweater in this color of Stockbridge a few years ago. I think I might try a different yarn though because I’m pretty sensitive to alpaca and I could feel it in this sweater.”

Height: 5’2″
Bust: 40″
Waist: 33½”
Hips: 43″

“This cardigan is a nice length, and the detail at the shoulders is lovely. I would knit the size larger for myself, so that there was a bit more ease, but I would shorten the sleeves, which could be easily done in the simple stockinette.”

Here’s a shot of the back of the cardigan so you can check out the lace detail there as well.

Next week, we’ll look at the last garment featured in the fall catalog – 422 Rose Tweed Cardigan.


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11 Responses to “Valley Yarns Show & Tell: 419 Silverscape Cardigan”

  1. Jennifer Says:

    I love the show & tell feature. this is so helpful when looking at patterns! Thank you!

  2. Amanda Says:

    This is a great feature.  I wish you had someone tall who could try it on.  I’m 5’8″, and I’d love to see how it looks on someone my height or taller.

  3. Anitanauman Says:

    Love the sweater and love to see it modelled by each of you.  I want to make everyone that you’ve had in your “show and tell”.  Please keep doing this!

  4. Cherylljames Says:

    I am in the process of making this sweater. I am new to knitting. I know the stitches but I can not figure out how to do the lace part of this sweater. Beating myself in the head does not work. Not funny and I really did not beat myself. Just irritated that there are not more photos or a graph on how to do it.

  5. Betty Says:

    thanks for the picture of the back.  I found the directions to be very hard to follow!  I suggest that a chart would be very helpful. I was attracted to the pattern due to the lace detail.  I have knitted many lace patterns but this one has me confused. Betty  

  6. Hcappabianca Says:

    I am having trouble with the right front. I completed the yoke section  but on Row 2 (RS) prior to shoulder shaping it states K2, SM, ssk, k to marker, yo…..etc. I believe I have followed the pattern exactly and find there is no marker after the K2. Did anyone have to make adjustments here to keep the pattern going?

  7. DMY Says:

    I would love to make this! Is it top-down, bottom-up, or in pieces? Could anyone please help me?

  8. Sara Says:

    The Silverscape Cardigan is made in pieces, from the bottom up, then seamed.

  9. DMY Says:

    Sara, Thank you for this info! Very thoughtful :-}

  10. Irris Klei Says:

    I’m at back yoke. row2, (RS),does not allow me enough stitches to complete (k to marker,yo,SM,ssk)3x’s

  11. Sara Says:

    Hi Irris,

    Please feel free to contact our design manager Kirsten directly at She can help you with this!

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