Catching up: The Talcott Cardigan

It’s a week of catching up on sweaters here, and today I’d like to talk about a sweater I worked up as an exclusive design for the new website Kitterly.


Do you know about Kitterly yet? It’s a website that helps you find a project that matches your tastes and skill level, and then packages up everything you need for that project, in one easy bundle. (I spent a fun time over coffee last week, clicking through all of the buttons on their project match tool.) Some months ago now, they were reaching out to designers to collaborate on exclusive kit designs.

I was super happy to be invited to play along, and then even happier when they sent me one of my very favorite yarns to work with – Rowan Felted Tweed Aran. I love this yarn – it’s delightful to knit with, it wears well over time, it comes in a wonderful selection of wearable colors, and it shows stitch patterning beautifully. I’ve worked with it many times over the years, and always enjoy designing for it.

This time, I knew I wanted to work it up into something cabled and cozy, but with a nod to more modern sensibilities. That, and a doodle of Jacob’s, was how Talcott started. I’m super pleased with how it turned out, and I hope you are too!




Want one of your own? For now, it’s available exclusively through Kitterly. You can find out more details, and get your own, there. Happy knitting!

1 thought on “Catching up: The Talcott Cardigan

  1. This is a very pretty sweater and I really liked it when it showed up on my Pattern Highlights on Rav. I’m confused about how to incorporate this into CF? For instance, what size kit do I order? I presume kitterly’s bust size is full bust which I know is not the size I should order. I’m now used to swatching first but cannot swatch the cable pattern unless I buy a kit. I can’t buy a kit until I know how much yarn… and round and round.

    Amy, I think it’s great you’re working with this company. It’s just a CF convert, I struggle with non-CF patterns. Any guidance or suggestions would be welcome.

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