Love of Knitting Fall 2017 has just come out & guess what’s on the cover?? My cardigan, Ashwood Hoodie!!! If you look very, very close …. nope, closer than that….. you can see my name right there on the cover. Woo-Hoo!! (Happy dance 🙂 )
So, it’s time to break out your needles and get cracking on fall knitting. Knit Picks City Tweed DK in Desert Sage was used for this sample in size 36″. It’s a lovely soft wool, alpaca & tweed blend which offers the added spark of tweed while maintaining excellent stitch definition.
Usually my designs are more complicated. But the simplicity of this sweater actually made it a relaxing treat. A running leaf framed in a cabled diamond runs up the front, over the hood and up each sleeve of this sweater. Slipped stitches run along each side of the leaf. The remainder of the sweater is worked in reverse stockinette stitch for textural contrast.
A 4” vent at the hips offers a flattering fit. The slipped stitch and garter stitch placket prevents the front placket from waffling.
The sleeve runs up into a saddle shoulder — an attractive design feature which is easier than it looks. The hood (I just love hoods!) is picked up around the neckline and grafted or seamed shut.
Add your Ashwood Hoodie to the project page here in Ravelry. I’d love to see your work!!