El Matador Knitting Pattern by Allyson Dykhuizen

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Optional Sleeve Buttons Make El Matador More Sweater and Less Cape

The word ‘cape’ just sounds hotter than the word ‘poncho’, am I right? Toward the end of winter there comes a point when you just can’t look at your coat anymore, and that is where this fun garment comes in. A cape transitions nicely to summer! Throw it over your shoulders on a chilly night. Worried about too much volume in your arms? Button them up to create bobbled sleeves any old school bullfighter would kill to wear. Play this bold look up by choosing a bright color, or keep it neutral to work El Matador into your everyday wardrobe.

El Matador in Knit Picks Swish Worsted

El Matador in Knit Picks Swish Worsted

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Finished Size 28-38 (39-52)” bust/chest circumference. Cape show in size S/M.

El Matador in Yarn Love Anne Shirley

El Matador in Yarn Love Anne Shirley

Materials

Yarn: Knit Picks Swish Worsted, 100% Superwash Merino Wool; 110yds/50g: Squirrel Heather, 11 (16) skeins.

Yarn: Yarn Love Anne Shirley, 100% Merino Wool; 250yds/4oz: Arabian Nights, 5 (8) skeins.

Kirstin is wearing El Matador in size S/M

Kirstin is wearing El Matador in size S/M

Needles: Size 8 (5 mm): 36” circular (cir). Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Fabric Covered Buttons Add a Real Pop!

Fabric Covered Buttons Add a Real Pop!

Notions: Markers (m); tapestry needle; 8 (9) 3/4” fabric covered buttons; fabric for the buttons.

Optional Sleeve Buttons Make El Matador More Sweater and Less Cape

Optional Sleeve Buttons Make El Matador More Sweater and Less Cape

Gauge 18 sts and 21 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st.

Ann is wearing a size S/M

Ann is wearing a size S/M

Notes El Matador is worked from the neck down with raglan arm shaping and bobbles worked in just the growing sleeve sections. Garter stitch and ribs add extra texture throughout.

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Allyson Dykhuizen

Allyson Dykhuizen

The Designer Allyson Dykhuizen is a knitwear designer and knitting teacher from Michigan who lives in Chicago. Her patterns have been published in Interweave Knits, Knitscene, and knit.wear magazines, by Lion Brand Yarns, and included in the Knit Picks Independant Designer Program. She self publishes and blogs on her website The Sweatshop of Love, and runs Holla Knits. For questions about this pattern please contact Allyson at allyson@ thesweatshopoflove.com.

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