November 8th, 2011

Valley Yarns Show & Tell: 422 Rose Tweed Cardigan

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Hi Everyone,

Our final look from the fall catalog is 422 Rose Tweed Cardigan. This cozy, bottom-up cardigan uses a half brioche stitch instead of fairisle to create a color pattern at the yoke. It also serves to make the cardigan extra warm, perfect for fall and spring outerwear.

The wool and alpaca blend of Valley Yarns Berkshire will keep you toasty, and with over 40 colors, you can create your own combination from your favorites.

We tried on the 36.”

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

“I like the sleeve length, but I think the round-yoke shape rounds and minimizes my shoulders too much.”

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

“I love this sweater! It’s really soft and a great shape. I love the cut off sleeves and the neckline detail. This would make a great addition to my fall/winter wardrobe.”

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

“What a warm sweater with great texture and with the cute yoke detail. But because this is a bulkier sweater, I would prefer the sleeves to be full length which would be easy enough to adjust.”

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

“This sweater is a winner! I loved it when we did the photoshoot with bright pink underneath, and it looks nice with the gray outfit I had on the day we took the pictures (and I didn’t plan that!). I quite like where the sleeves end too since Berkshire is such a warm yarn.”

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

“I love this cardigan. The patterned yoke lends itself perfectly to buttoning on the top two or three buttons – my favorite way to wear cardigans. It is cozy, and I like the bit of negative ease this size gave me. I might opt to make the sleeves full-length. “

Height: 5’7 ½”
Bust: 36¾”
Waist: 34¾”
Hips: 38½”

“I was pleasantly surprised by this cardigan. I like the interesting stitch and I found the fit to be rather flattering. I would probably make this size but I would either shorten or lengthen the sleeves so that they don’t end near the widest point of my body.”

Next week, we’ll start showing off the designs from our holiday catalog!


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4 Responses to “Valley Yarns Show & Tell: 422 Rose Tweed Cardigan”

  1. Joannewm Says:

    This looks like a pretty sweater. I wish the I could seethe yoke pattern in larger detail.

  2. Menck96 Says:

    Me too.  I would very much like to see the yoke pattern up closer. 

  3. Jacquie Says:

    There is a mistake in this pattern on the sleeves. You cannot increase in multiples of 2 with one stitch added at the beginning and end of the row without breaking the pattern stitch.

  4. Sara Says:

    Hi Jacquie,

    I agree that the wording on this particular pattern is confusing.
    There are two different ways you can handle the increases while keeping the pattern intact.
    1> Rather than starting the pattern repeat at the same place you can back up the pattern by one stitch and extend the pattern by one stitch on every increase row.
    2> You keep the increased stitches in stockinette or garter stitch since they’ll be along the underside of the sleeve.

    Hope that helps!

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