A Tale of Two Cultures by Renee Burton

A Tale of Two Cultures

December 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
900 - 1200 yards (823 - 1097 m)
36", 41", 46" (91cm, 104cm, 117cm)
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A Tale of Two Cultures is a cardigan melding Estonian techniques with Turkish-inspired design. The colorwork is not your everyday stranded or intarsia. It is an Estonian in-lay technique called roosimine, which creates embroidered motifs and a unique accent to knitted fabric. Beyond the colorful images, geometric cables reminiscent of Turkish carpet motifs line the bottom of the cardigan and encircle the wrists. All of the colorwork and cables were designed for this cardigan.

The use of a dk, or light worsted, weight yarn creates a mid-weight sweater with a bit of warmth that can still be worn in the office…. and it’s guaranteed you’ll be the only one wearing this sweater, or anything like it!

A roosimine tutorial is included with the pattern.

A Tale of Two Cultures is knit flat, bottom-up. Detailed instructions are provided for three sizes: 36”, 41”, 46” (91cm, 104cm, 117cm). For those requiring a different size, the pattern provides some guidance for adjusting to five other finished sizes from 34.5” (8cm ) to 44.8” (114cm). The cardigan utilizes a standard construction with set-in sleeves.

This pattern would not be possible without the help of my Ravelry testers: Bryshamom , LidaP, and Miti-Mom. An incredible amount of work went into bringing this pattern from scribbled notes to something useful to other knitters. I am grateful for them for their patience, attention to detail, and thorough feedback. If you like this design, please look at their beautiful versions on Ravelry and take a minute to thank them by leaving a comment on their project.