Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,
I have few things to share today and they both concern the Polly Pullover Knitalong. I am making another version with some stripes at the yoke. I am using Outer in Flannel as the main color and Sandbox and Bayou for the stripes. So far I have used only one hank of each of the striping colors.
This time I am making the size medium for a relaxed fit. For the Carbon cardigan I wanted a more fitted style but this new roomier version will be perfect for layering.
The official starting date is Wednesday, September 28th, 2011. On that day I will post the cardigan addendum with the changes for those interested in the long sleeve cardigan version of the Polly Pullover.
There is a new category on the Spud says! sidebar, knitalong. I am putting all of the knitalong related posts in this category so you can easily refer to the posts at any time. Simply click on the knitalong category and all related posts will pop up for you.
Merri Fromm is the fabulous designer of the Polly Pullover and she has generously whipped up the instructions for 1x and 2x sizes, 46 (50) inch bust. The original pattern goes to a size large with a 40 inch bust measurement. I am posting the Polly Pullover addendum to this post as a free download. You still need the original pattern as does everyone for all versions of the pullover/cardigan.
The beautiful print pattern version of the pattern is always available in local and online yarn shops that carry Spud & Chloë.
Now for the yarn amounts for the additional sizes for the Polly Pullover (not the cardigan version but for the short sleeve pullover pictured on the pattern). As the addendum lists, the 1x size will need 10 hanks of Outer and the 2x size will need 12 hanks.
If you are making the long-sleeve cardigan version every size will need additional hanks of Outer over the yarn requirements listed in the pattern. Here is the size and the number of additional hanks you will need to add the sleeves and button bands:
For size XS and small—add 3 additional hanks (to the yarn requirements on the pullover pattern)
For size Medium—add 3 additional hanks (to the yarn requirements on the pullover pattern)
For size Large—add 4 additional hanks (to the yarn requirements on the pullover pattern)
For size 1X—add 5 additional hanks (to the yarn requirements on the pullover pattern)
For size 2x—add 6 additional hanks (to the yarn requirements on the pullover pattern)
I hope you’ll join in. Once we get going it won’t seem so complicated. Also, I hope that along the way you will see how you can take a basic pattern and add some simple changes to make the exact sweater you want. These are some great basic skills every knitter should have in their bag of tricks. Changing a pattern slightly to make something perfect for me is one of my favorite things to do and I want to pass that on to you.
It will be a fun knitalong with a great end result, a snuggly, warm cardigan for the fall and winter seasons ahead.
I’ll be back soon with more….