10.07.2010

Cascabel- the first release

Time for the first release in the festival of new patterns!
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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!
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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).
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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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You can read the details about Cascabel and purchase it on my website or on Ravelry

Don't forget... I am releasing a pattern a week for the next six weeks! 
Use the coupon code: TimetoKnit to buy 2 get 1 free on all of my new patterns.  (See more details on this here).

3 comments:

  1. Beautiful sweater!!! I love the colors.

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  2. Love your designs! In spanish, Cascabel is rattlesnake. My family has a farm called Rancho Cascabel.

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