Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Somerset Cardigan Kit

We have a GORGEOUS new sweater kit, the Somerset Cardigan, designed by Melissa Wehrle of Neoknits. Melissa is a very talented designer as many of you know and she is the Creative Director for One Planet Yarn and Fiber. This beautiful sweater is knit in Black Pearl Yarns cashmere in the Chai Tea color way. You can purchase the kit in any color of cashmere we carry or we can help you find an alternative yarn if you so desire. Although, there is nothing like cashmere!!

The Somerset Cardigan is a textured shawl collar cardigan reminiscent of days gone by without sacrificing a modern fit. A simple knit/purl texture stitch adds interest to the body and cap sleeves. The deep ribbed shawl collar is worked separately and attached to the body. Leather buttons add a final vintage touch, but for a more modern look try glass, metal or wood.

The knit kit includes 5 skeins of Black Pearl DK Cashmere, in Chai Tea for sizes XS, S and M (see below for finished bust and length measurements)and the pattern. The entire kit costs less then buying the pattern and yarn separately.