Sunday, 7 August 2011

Hampstead Cardicape

Today, after months of pattern tweaking, editing and testing I am happy to release the Hampstead Cardicape pattern.

You may remember this pattern from my show back in February, it formed the basis of my third look - Autumn Oak:

After the show, myself, my fantastic model Urvi, and our wonderful photographers Rajee and Danmi ventured off into the depths of Hampstead Heath for our very organic photoshoot. Thanks to their wonderful skill and some great luck with the weather we were able to achieve some wonderful shots!

The Hampstead Cardicape is made in 4 pieces, and features a simple yet effective slip stitch pattern to add subtle texture to this unusual silhouette.

The cardicape is fitted closely across the shoulders, and has an oversized shape across the rest of the body. This allows it to flatter both smaller and larger figures.

Originally knit using the sadly now discontinued Patons Shadow Tweed this knit would be suitable for a wide range of heavy aran/light bulky weight yarns, being knit at a gauge of 13sts and 21 rows to 4". During the testing process we used a range of alternative yarns, and results from solid, tweed and varigated yarns were all of interest, in addition to the long stripes of the sample.

This knit is certainly a striking addition to your daily wardrobe, and would make a lovely accessory for special occaisions, and also as a great cover-up during chilly autumn evenings.

This pattern is available for £4.00 and can be found at Alternatively, you can buy now.

As always, any queries can be sent to me michaela AT michaelaknits DOT com - happy knitting!

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