December 20th, 2011

Valley Yarns Show & Tell: 437 Loire Cardigan

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Hi Everyone,

Our last Show and Tell of the Year is 437 Loire Cardigan. Made from the bottom up with seamlessly integrated set-in sleeves, this flattering and lacy little cardigan is full of thoughtful touches.

This cardigan is knit in Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky, so it is a super quick project! Northampton Bulky is a soft 100% wool that comes in a wonderful selection of colors.

We tried on the 36.”

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

“Boom! Super flattering. Might even be a little TOO flattering. I’d consider making a size larger, but I’d probably end up making just this size instead.”

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

“The detailing on the front of this sweater is one of my favorites. It’s subtle and compliments the design of the sweater perfectly. I would need to make the next size up but I love this sweater.”

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

“I really like the fitted shape of this cardigan, and the sleeve length hitting me right below my elbows. I would change the placement of the buttons so that the top button is hitting at the widest part of my chest so that there wouldn’t be the gaping of the button band there.”

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

“I’m usually not a fan of bulky sweaters, but this one is quite nice. I might knit it at a bit of a looser gauge to give a little more room because I don’t think the next size up would fit as well. I’m a fan of 3/4 sleeves. When I took Amy Herzog’s Fit to Flatter class, one of the suggestions was 3/4 sleeves that hit at your narrowest point because your eye will automatically go there.”

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

“Knitting the next size up in this garment would make it great for me! I like the V-neck, the length of the sleeves and the big buttons are fun. I also like the contrast between the bulky yarn and the lace panels.”

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

“I’m a big fan of this sweater. The snug fit and shortened sleeves accentuate my waistline and the cropped style is really flattering to my body. I might make one size larger.”

We hope you’ve enjoyed the Show and Tell. We’ll have another one when our Spring catalog and new collection of Valley Yarns patterns comes out.

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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  • Ebonysea

    I love this pattern, funny thing Is I was of a concept and You Guys Answered It:). Can’t wait to make this One:),