Time for the first release in the festival of new patterns!
Do you remember me asking for names last winter? Well, it took some time, and there were some serious contenders including, my personal fav: Black Mamba Firedragons. In the end thanks to Maya, I decided to name this design Cascabel. The cascabel pepper is a cute little round hot pepper and the colorwork on this sweater definitely reminds me of that!
The Details: Cascabel is a traditional seamless yoke sweater with little round chili peppers around it’s neck! Worked from the bottom up, the pattern starts with the sleeves to give you a chance to check gauge and get in the groove. There is subtle waist shaping at the "princess" seams to allow for a fitted look. You can certainly choose to skip this if you'd like the pattern to be less snug. My model, Caitlin, is wearing the small with no ease. I used Schaefer Yarn's Miss Priss, a wonderful 100% merino wool worsted weight yarn. This yarn is up there on my list of Schaefer favs and I really enjoyed knitting a whole sweater out of it! I chose a subtly solid color for the body (Ash) and then a single skein of handpainted yarn for the colorwork (Rosa Parks).
I purposefully made this sweater too big so I wouldn't be tempted to wear it and have it not be in great shape for trunk shows so, now I need to decide what to make mine in. I'm thinking maybe using Brooklyn Tweed's new yarn Shelter, along with a skein of Miss Priss for the colorwork. Loving his new domestic woolen spun yarn!
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