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The Winter 2014 issue of Interweave Knits is filled with designs that do a wonderful job of mixing feminine details with a distinctly rugged and outdoorsy quality. Take the Cerrito Cardigan, (the name translates as “little hills” in Spanish). Part of the Below the Mesa collection, it’s equally at home worn with your favorite jeans for a weekend walk in the woods or belted with a skirt for an evening out with friends. (Although, I don’t think I’d loose those boots, no matter what the occasion!)
Part of the charm of this piece comes from the yarn–the ever versatile Blue Sky Alpacas Metalico. A lightweight 50-50 blend of baby alpaca and mulberry silk makes this a great layering sweater for all seasons. Shimmery Metalico lends itself to dressing up, but we love seeing this more casual styling too. Either way it’s a worthwhile indulgence.
Pattern: Cerrito Cardigan
Designer: Faina Goberstein
Size: 18 (19½, 20¾, 22¼, 23½, 25)” back width at underarm
Needle Size 4 (3.5mm) 24” to 32” circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn: Blue Sky Alpacas Metalico, shown in Gold Dust #1613
Pattern available in Interweave Knits, Winter 2014