The Candlewood Cardigan Knitting Pattern is a project I worked on in collaboration with Hobbii Yarn for their Campaign, Spice it Up with Hobbii. This pattern is available now in Child Sizes, and later this year, I will release the pattern in Adult Sizes as well.
When Hobbii sent me the details about this campaign, where they reached out to design a piece suitable for Spring, I jumped to the opportunity. My daughter wears a lot of dresses and I wanted to design a piece that she could easily wear with her Spring and Summer dresses. A piece that had a classic and elegant look and just the right amount of texture.
Even in Spring and Summer we find ourselves dressing in layers... mornings and evenings, for the most part, so I knew a Cardigan was a piece she could wear in those seasons.
The yarn I chose for this design is Portobello. I fell in love of the look of this yarn as soon as I saw it. I have been looking for a sweet shade of pink to make something for my daughter and this one caught my eye right away. But in the last couple of years she has been showing sensitivities to some yarns and these days, mostl of what I make for her is in Acrylics, Cotton and some pieces in Merino Wool.
Portobello from Hobbii is a Worsted Weight yarn: 60% Cotton, 28% Acrylic, 12% Wool. This seemed like a nice balance in fibers and chose to work with it. Now that the Cardigan is finished and she has worn it a couple of times, it seems this is a yarn I can continue to use for her.
In this link you will see all the Portobello colors available. The one I worked with is Wild Berry, color 56.
The Candlewood Cardigan is an engaging pattern to work on. Knit from the top down, the Body is worked flat and the sleeves in the round. At the bottom of the Body and Sleeves you will work on a design that features Right and Left twisted stitches. The pattern includes written instructions, a Chart to work on the twisted stitches and the following Tutorials:
- How to work on the German Short Rows
- How to separate body and sleeves
- How to Cast off in 1x1 Rib pattern
- How to close gaps in the underarm
- How to knit the Right and Left Twist
I hope that you love this design and that you consider making it for the girls in your life. I will soon be making a second Candlewood Cardigan for my daughter in another color, and I can't wait.
I am sure once the second one is made I will be Casting on another one because the Portobello colors are just so pretty.
Now, about the name... The Candlewood Lake is one of the lakes in our area that we love to go often. Especially in the Spring and Summer we go to it to enjoy the calming views, the breathtaking sites and to play.
To watch a short video about Candlewood Lake during the Fall, you may go to the link here. Enjoy!
Now, a few details about the pattern:
2 (4, 6, 8) [10, 12, 14, 16]
Portobello from Hobbii, Worsted Weight; 60% Cotton, 28% Acrylic, 12% Wool; 131 yards / 120 m; 1.75 oz / 50 g. Color featured: 56
Size US 6 / 4 mm - 24”/ 60cm circular
Size US 8 / 5 mm - 16”/ 40cm circular
Size US 8 / 5 mm - 32” / 80 cm circular
Size US 6 / 4 mm DPN’s
Chest Circumference: 28.5 (31.25, 32, 34, 34.75, 38.25, 39.25, 41)”/ 72.5 (79.5, 81.5, 86.5, 88.5, 97, 99.5, 104)cm
Total Sweater Length at back: 12.5 (13.75, 15.25, 17.5, 20, 21, 22.25, 23.25)” / 32 (35, 38.5, 44.5, 51, 53.5, 56.5, 59)cm
Sleeve length Underarm to Wrist: 10 (10.25, 11.25, 12.25, 13, 13.75, 14.5, 16.25)" / 25.5 (26, 28.5, 31, 33, 35, 37, 41.5)cm
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