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Summer Dawn – Knitting Pattern

A fingering or sport weight cardi knit top down, with contiguous set in sleeves, waist shaping and two sleeve options (elbow and full length). It is mostly stockinette to the front and on the back is an easy to work lace pattern. The cardigan is worked in a top down method called contiguous which means no seaming or sewing on sleeves later as it will all be done as one piece.

Summer Dawn - Andrea Black's designs - Knitting pattern

Summer Dawn - Andrea Black's designs - Knitting pattern

The pattern is available for £5.50 and will be delivered in PDF format.
Buy the pattern here
Or if you are on Ravelry you can buy it here.

The fit: It is designed with no ease, giving enough stretch for a light under layer like a tshirt or tank top. If you would like the sweater to be less fitted than the example, choose one size larger than your usual high bust measurement.

The example: The sweater in the pattern is the 34” size and is shown on myself with a 35” high bust measurement. Always choose the size based off your high bust measurement NOT your full bust measurement. Your high bust measurement is the width across your body directly under your underarms. This will give the best fit for neckline/shoulders, and all over body fit. If your full bust is substantially larger and would cause the sweater to be too tight then adding bust darts are the best solution to keep the overall fit exactly as you want it.

The yardage:
Elbow Length Sleeves: 815 (892, 955, 1043, 1105, 1184, 1261, 1330)yds / 745 (815, 874, 954, 1011, 1082, 1153, 1216)m fingering / sport weight yarn
Long Sleeves: 951 (1026, 1089, 1184, 1248, 1329, 1410, 1479)yds / 869 (938, 996, 1083, 1141, 1215, 1289, 1352)m fingering / sport weight yarn

High bust measurement: To measure your high bust run the tape measure around your body directly underneath your underarms and above your actual bust. Choose the nearest size (rounding down) if you would like it to fit as in the examples. Go up a size if you’d like a looser fit.

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2 new sweater patterns!

I released Madison today and realised I never announced Cora (released in January) in a post here! So there are two new sweaters to mention today.

The newest is Madison. It’s an easy to wear, worsted weight cardi. Sleeves are detailed with long ribbed cuffs and a double band runs along the front and neckline, fastened shut by toggles.

Madison : Sweater knitting pattern

If you’d like to know more about the pattern you can visit the pattern page here


And then there is Cora which is a pullover pattern released in January. It’s a dk or light worsted weight cabled pullover, knit top down and in the round, with waist shaping built in and the choice of either cap or long sleeves.

Cora : Pullover sweater knitting pattern

If you’d like to know more about the pattern you can visit the pattern page by clicking here.

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Pull Me Over – Knitting Pattern

Pull Me Over knitting pattern has just been released! A worsted or heavy dk weight ribbed pullover. Knit top down, in the round, with waist shaping built in, and three different styles of sleeves.

Sleeve Options

There are cap sleeves (blue example), long ribbed sleeves with a simple BO (red example), and long stockinette sleeves with a garter cuff.

Pull Me Over - Andrea Black's designs - Knitting pattern

Pull Me Over - Andrea Black's designs - Knitting pattern

The pattern is available for £5.00 and will be delivered in PDF format: Buy the pattern here
Or if you are on Ravelry you can buy it here.

The fit: It is designed with 2” of negative ease. The body ribbing is designed to provide stretch and shape to the sweater. If you would like the sweater to be less fitted than the example, choose one size larger than your usual high bust measurement.

The examples: The sweaters in the pattern are both 34” and are shown on myself with a 35” high bust measurement.

The yardage:
Cap Sleeves: 501 (550, 631, 681, 751, 801, 873, 926)yds / 458 (503, 577, 622, 687, 732, 798, 846)m
Long sleeves: 757 (820, 911, 973, 1054, 1116, 1199, 1258)yds / 692 (750, 833, 890, 964, 1020, 1096, 1150)m

High bust measurement: To measure your high bust run the tape measure around your body directly underneath your underarms and above your actual bust. Round down to the nearest size if you would like it to fit as in the examples. Go up a size if you’d like a looser fit. I’ve written a whole post about choosing the right size which you can read here.

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Mary Mary Cardigan – Knitting Pattern

Mary Mary has now been released 😀

Mary Mary Cardigan - Front of cardi

Mary Mary - Side of cardigan

A cap sleeved, scoop necked, light-weight cardi knit top down with cable details on the bust and sides, closed by pairs of buttons.

Sizes available: 26 (30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46)” (High bust measurement)
(High bust is the measurement above your bust, directly under your underarms.)

The pattern is available for $5.50 and will be delivered in PDF format.

Or if you are on Ravelry you can buy it here.

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Kyra Shawl – Knitting Pattern

Kyra has now been released!

Kyra shawl knitting pattern
Kyra shawl knitting pattern - full view

Kyra is a wide triangle shawl knit top down in a fingering weight yarn.

The pattern provides both charted and full written directions. There are also instructions on page 2 for knitting a Mini-Kyra so you can play with color choices before you actually CO for the real deal.

Final blocked measurements: 61” wide x 20.5” high (155cm x 52cm)

The pattern is available for $4.95 and will be delivered in PDF format.

Or if you are on Ravelry, here is a link to the pattern page: Kyra Shawl – Ravelry