The Somerville Sweater by Australian designer Jo Sharp is a timeless and classic garment that will become a treasured wardrobe item for years to come. The shaping is classic, with room to move. Sleeve and neck shaping combine to flatter most figure types.
This pattern offers 3 options, all based on the same classic bodice shaping. There are two sleeved options, one full length with rolled edge cuff and the other 3/4 length with a rib cuff. The sleeves are interchangeable, so if knitting version 1, the full-length version 3 sleeve may be used in place of the 3/4 sleeve. Similarly, if knitting the sleeveless version 2, the full length or 3/4 sleeves may be added.
Sold as a printed pattern.
Knit with Desert Garden Aran Cotton. Pictured in Nightsky (207) for 3/4 Rib-edge Sleeve; Indian Ink (208) & Clay (206) for Sleeveless; Monet (209) for Full-length, Roll-edge Sleeve.
To Fit Chest/Bust: 80 (90, 100, 110) cm
Bodice Circumference: 94 (100, 112, 120) cm
Yarn Required v1: 14 (15, 16, 17) x 50g balls for 3/4 Rib-edge Sleeve
Yarn Required v2: Color A: 6 (7, 8, 8) x 50g balls + Color B: 3 (4, 5, 5) x 50g balls for Sleeveless
Yarn Required v3: 14 (15, 16, 17) x 50g balls for Full-length, Roll-edge Sleeve
Equipment Needed: 1 pair 6 US needles, 1 pair 8 US needles, 1 circular 6 US needles
One of Izzy Knits’ featured designers, Suzanne Nielsen, created this beautiful Driving on Cloud 9 Mobius Cowl specifically for Jade Sapphire’s spectacularly soft 100% cashmere.
Knit with the 6 mini-skeins in Jade Sapphire’s Mini Ombre Collection (Zageo 6-ply), this kit comes in four (4) hand-dyed colors, ranging from subtle to saturated. Zageo 6-ply is 100% Mongolian cashmere, exquisitely soft, worsted-weight, and hand-dyed in the USA. The combined weight of the 6 mini skeins is 5.3 oz for a total of 325 yards (approximately 54 yards each).
For this kit, Suzanne has graciously given Izzy Knits her Driving on Cloud 9 pattern for free, so you pay only for the yarn. On Ravelry, this pattern sells for $5.00. Pattern provided as a downloadable PDF.
Fiber Content: 100% Cashmere (Goat)
Weight/Yardage: 150g /325 yards
Knit Gauge: 4.5-5 sts per 1” on 6-8 US needle
Form: Hank (requires winding)
Country of Origin: Mongolia
Dye Method: Hand Dyed in the USA
Washing Instructions: Hand wash. Lay flat to dry.
Sizes: One Size
Pattern Gauge: 3 sts and 16 rows = 4” in 3 stitch I-cord
Needle Size: 8 US
Pattern includes links to Suzanne’s video tutorials for Cast On, Ssp2tbl, and Bind Off.
The sleekly fitted upper bodice and gracefully draping body makes this Abalone Shell the perfect top for warm spring and summer days. The bodice is started in the round, and then separated into front and back. The lace body is worked downward from the foundation chain. For the most flattering fit, choose your size based on the over-bust measurement, which should fit with little or no ease. This pattern was originally published in Interweave Crochet magazine.
Sold as a printed pattern.
Over-Bust: 30.5″ (32.75″, 35″, 38″, 41.25″, 43.5″, 45.75″)
Bust: 35.25″ (37.75″, 41.5″, 44″, 47.75″, 50.25″, 54″)
Length: 23″ (23″, 23.5″, 23.5″, 24″, 24″, 24.5″)
Note: for the most flattering fit, choose a size that will be close-fitting at the over-bust and a little loose at the bust.
Yarn Required: 810 (880, 930, 1030, 1130, 1180, 1280) yards DK weight yarn
Equipment Needed: Size E (3.5mm) and G (4mm) crochet hooks, removable stitch marker, yarn needle
Upside down, inside out, doesn’t matter which way you wear designer Ariane Gallizzi’s Amstel Shrug, it’s always right. The cables are reversible! The shrug is knit bottom up (or top down) and seamed at the armholes.
The center cable symbolizes the river Amstel, which gave the medieval city of Amsterdam its name. The surrounding canals were added later, in the 17th century, and form the famous canal district. This beautiful city was Ariane’s home for 3 years and deserves a design dedicated to it!
Sold as a downloadable PDF.
Knit with Zen Yarn Garden's Serenity DK.
Sizes available: S (M, L, XL)
Bust Size: 33” (37”, 41”, 45”) or 84 cm (94, 104, 114 cm)
Color 1 (green in photo) = 1 (1,2,2) skeins
Color 2 (gray in photo) = 2 (2,3,3) skeins
Can also be knit in one color (see photos for example)
Equipment Needed: 7 US and 8 US circular needles, cable needle, 12 stitch markers
Visiting a friend for the weekend? How about bringing them a handmade hostess gift? This sweet set designed by Jo Sharp includes a Washcloth & Hand Towel packaged in a pretty Bag. Knit in the round in Desert Garden Aran Cotton, the Bag is finished with a fabric lining. The Washcloth & Hand Towel feature a combination of stockinette and moss stitches. Cloth and towel are suitable for beginner knitters. Bag is better suited for intermediate knitters.
Sold as a printed pattern.
Knit with Desert Garden Aran Cotton. Pictured in Dew (667) for Bag; Stark (668) & Boat (660) for Washcloth & Hand Towel
Washcloth is approximately 7-7/8” square
Hand Towel is approximately 11-3/4” x 18-1/8”
Bag is approximately 9-7/8” wide x 7-7/8” high x 2-3/8” deep
Yarn Required: 4 x 50g ball for Bag; 2 x 50g balls Color A & 3 x 50g balls Color B for Washcloth & Hand Towel
Equipment Needed: 1 pair 8 US needles (all), 1 circular 8 US needle (bag only), 100% cotton fabric lining (bag only)