Friday, December 18, 2015

Adcock Aran Cardigan

We have new cardigan pattern for you! It's the Adcock Aran Cardigan.

I named this one for my maternal grandmother, Granny Kate, whose branch of the family is the Adcocks. She's been gone from us for 22 years now, but hardly a day goes by when I don't think of her. In her memory and that of her mother, Granny Sally Adcock, I designed this family cardigan to be a workhorse. It can take you anywhere and all through your daily doings.
front view
back view

The Adcock is knit flat from the bottom up until the sleeves are joined (previously knit in the round) and produces a raglan decrease at the yoke. The cable design features diamond cables, braid cables, and little peeks of moss stitch here and there. The ribbed button bands are knitted on as you go and continue across the back of the neck. Add pockets if you wish. In fact, the pockets can serve as swatches to determine gauge. Handy!
Not only all that, but it's styled for just about the entire family. Sizes range from children's 4T to 2X adult, so mom and daughter can have matching cardigans. But I don't think of this as just a girl's sweater. Make one for Dad. Make one for brother. It's a classic Aran that everyone would love. 

P.S. I am announcing a short-term discount of this pattern and all the 2015 Figheadh patterns later today. Look for the post with code!

Yarn info (top to bottom): Cascade 220 Superwash in lichen, Cascade 220 in heathered gray, Mrs. Crosby Steamer Trunk in golden butter, and Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed in potpourri.

Thanks to Natalie Goza for the photography 
and to Lori, Lily, Erin, and Charlotte for modeling.

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