New project: Metro by Connie Chang Chinchio

Posted on August 14, 2010 by knittingpatterns4you | 2 Comments

This is what I was referring to in the last post when I said my knitting ADD is pretty much as bad as ever: I started another new project! This is the Metro cardigan by Connie Chang Chinchio from the latest issue of Twist Collective. When I saw the latest issue this pattern jumped out at me more than any other. I absolutely love the simplicity of the design and the small cable detail at the neckline, and I'm excited to try top-down set in sleeves, too!

The yarn I'm using is String Classica cashmere which I've been hoarding for over 3 years for just the right project. I only have 10 balls but I think that should be enough. I'm just past the waist decreases and on the second ball, so that seems to bode well for having enough to finish the whole thing. This past week we finally had a break in the weather and it's become possible to think about the coming fall . . . I can't wait to wear sweaters and scarves again! This summer's been absolutely brutal and I'm really hoping the cooler weather holds out.

As for the pattern itself, it's incredibly well-written and brilliantly thought out, down to the last detail. Following a pattern like this is pure pleasure and I'm looking forward to getting to the top-down sleeves to see how they work and how the instructions are written. If only I had more time to knit I would be making more of Connie's designs for sure!

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August 14, 2010

I’m so in love with this pattern, too- I definitely want to knit it for fall. i think you picked a fantastic colour! Can’t wait to see how your turns out, I’m sure it’ll be amazing and make me want to knit mine that much faster!!


August 15, 2010

Awww, what a kind post, Ivete! I’m glad you’re enjoying knitting Metro. I initially wanted a smaller gauge yarn for this project, but Kate persuaded me to take on a worsted weight gauge – which I guess is good for quick knits! :) Can’t wait to see yours finished.

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