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.”

Kirsten
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.”

Grace
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.”

Dena
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.”

Mary
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.”

Tina
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. “

Liz
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!

Mary

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Mary

Marketing Manager at WEBS - America's Yarn Store
Mary has worked at WEBS since 2005. She has been knitting since 2000 and also knows how to crochet, spin, and use a rigid heddle loom.
Her favorite color: bright pink
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  • Joannewm

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

  • Menck96

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