Cafe au Lait Knitting Pattern by Kirsten Singer

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Cafe au Lait by Kirsten Singer

Cafe au Lait by Kirsten Singer

Ravelry Pattern Page

This cardigan is an oversized cardigan worked with a fine gauge yarn on large needles in a dreamy alpaca and bamboo blended yarn for amazing drape. The bamboo keeps the piece light and airy, and the alpaca lends a special warmth on cool fall days. Alternately, Knit Picks Gloss Fingering’s wool and silk blend is another great choice for this cardigan.

The cable and lace pattern is a simple 8 row repeat with cables being worked on rows 1 and row 5 of the pattern.  The pattern incorporates generous positive ease to create an oversize look that is perfect to throw on over anything!

For styling, try wearing Café au Lait over your favorite bright colored tank for a light piece to protect from the office AC in summer.  Or wear with your favorite long sleeve Henley, leggings and tall brown boots for a cute layered look for fall.  Add a hand-knitted cowl for an extra special look.

Cafe au Lait by Kirsten Singer

Cafe au Lait by Kirsten Singer

Finished Size Sized for 36 (48, 60)”; cardigan shown in Classic Elite Yarns in size 36” and in Knit Picks Gloss Fingering in size 48”. Please note, this cardigan is meant to be worn with positive ease.

In Classic Elite Mountain Vail

In Classic Elite Mountain Vail

Materials

Yarn Classic Elite Yarns Vail, 70% Baby Alpaca, 30% Bamboo Viscose; 236 yds/50 g; 6436 Sand, 6 (7, 8) skeins.

Yarn Knit Picks Gloss Fingering, 70% Merino Wool, 30% Silk; 220 yds/50 g; Velveteen, 6 (7, 8) skeins.

In Knit Picks Gloss Fingering

In Knit Picks Gloss Fingering

Needles Size 7 (4.5 mm) 28+” circular (cir), size 7 DPNs for sleeve cuffs, or use cir and magic loop.  Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

36" bust shown with no ease.

36″ bust shown with no ease.

Notions Stitch Markers (m); Cable Needle; Tapestry Needle; Blocking Pins; Buttons (6 measuring ¾” in diameter).

Shown in size 48 with about 8-10" of positive ease.

Shown in size 48 with about 8-10″ of positive ease.

Ravelry Pattern Page

Gauge 29 sts and 48 rows = 6” (10 cm) over Cable and Lace Pattern using size 7 (4.5 mm) needles.

Kirsten Singer

Kirsten Singer

The Designer I began knitting about 10 years ago when I decided I didn’t want to do my homework.  I found an old Readers Digest Craft book of my moms, a pair of chopsticks (unused!), and some ratty acrylic yarn.  A few hours later I had almost taught myself to knit.  I slowly learned the various stitches, and fast-forward to two years ago when I decided to create Klever Knits.  I have been blogging about the various projects I make, and recently I’ve been designing and publishing my own patterns.  Hopefully you’ll like the one you’re about to knit!

My design aesthetic tends to be on the more classic side, using patterns and shapes that will last for more than this season’s trend.  I gravitate towards natural color palettes, though am happy to throw in a neon color once in a while!

In the real world, I work full time at an internet company managing the marketing efforts for a handful of websites, while going to school part time to get my MBA in marketing.

Feel free to read more about me and my knitting style at http://kleverknits.com/ or follow me on twitter at https://twitter.com/KFKlever For questions about this pattern please contact Kirsten Singer at kfkleverknits@yahoo.com.

Price: $6
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