Creek Bottom Cardigan
The texture of this pattern reminds me of the pebbly
bottom of a cold creek in the mountains. If you love
the look of texture patterns like bramble stitch, but
hate working all those increases and decreases, then
this pattern is for you! The texture comes from the
different weight yarns used in a simple slip stitch
pattern. The wool yarns make this sweater warm
enough to wear when visiting that mountain creek!
You need BOTH bulky and worsted weight yarn for the stitch pattern in this sweater. They may be the same color or contrasting colors for a totally different look. The sample is shown in Berroco Peruvia Quick for the bulky yarn and a matching color Berroco Peruvia for the worsted weight yarn.
Yardages: Bulky yarn: 412 (470, 500, 580, 618) yards.
Worsted weight yarn: 850 (930, 1000, 1150, 1225) yards.
When choosing a size, remember that bulky yarns need more ease when wearing them. The sweater has been designed for 2 inches of positive ease after seaming.
This pattern is in pdf form and has four pages with photos and a detailed schematic. The texture pattern is a simple combination of knits and slip stitches with plain knit rows and is given in written form. Because you will be doing shaping in the texture pattern you should be an intermediate level knitter. Like all my patterns, Creek Bottom Cardigan has been professionally tech edited.