Brandied Cherry by Thea Colman

Brandied Cherry

November 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch
in Gauge needs to be done in pattern, and is based on blocked swatch: 7 sts = 1.5" wide, 7 rows = 1"
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1250 - 2050 yards (1143 - 1875 m)
35 (37,41,43,47)(49,53,55,59)" around bust. Based on final blocked fabric lying flat.
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Brandied Cherry is my version of the dropped shoulder pullover, cozy and soft and loose and cabled. I wanted my version to be just a little less boxy, and a bit more feminine, a little more detailed than I was used to seeing.

So, a varied mix of cables and ribs ensures that the sweater will skim your curves just a bit, while remaining loose and easy. A repeat of slender cables and single ribs plays off of more complex motifs featured on the front, back, and sleeves -- centering the focus and keeping your knitting interesting. It’s still a loose sweater, but the vertical details are defined as they fall on your body and they create some lovely, flattering lines.

A modified drop shoulder also adds a little shaping, and a deeply curved ballet neckline is another feminine touch. Lastly, the Plucky Cozy is just perfect - I designed the sweater for the yarn this time ;) It’s a decadent mix of baby camel and merino that adds both depth and interest to the sweater, but creates a amazingly light and delicate fabric to wear.

Yardage by size: 1250(1350,1450,1550,1650) (1750,1850, 1950,2050) yards.

Sizing: 35 (37,41,43,47)(49,53,55,59)“ based on final blocked fabric lying flat.

Recommended Ease:

In Cozy, or a similar lightweight fiber, 7” of ease will give you the fit you see here. It seems like a lot of ease, but the ribs and cables add a little shape, and the lightness of the fabric allows for minimal drape. (FYI: 260 yds of Cozy = 110 grams)

I’m a 34 and wear the 41. My model is just a bit smaller than me and wearing my 41 in these photos.

In Primo Aran or another heavier yarn, I suggest picking a size that will give you about 4” of ease, OR switching to a smaller needle size to counteract added drape. (FYI: 200 yds of Primo Aran = 110 grams)