Here is my latest design release! Named 1979, this oversized layering cardi/vest has lots of texture, a pop of color, pockets and a bit of that 70s vibe (and since I was born in 1979, I thought the name was a perfect fit – any other â€˜79 babies out there?!). 1979 is cool and cozy and features interesting yet not-intimidating techniques.
The stitch pattern I used is the Cartridge Rib – I love the look of this pattern and it’s actually super easy to create. There are no purl stitches involved – all you are doing is either slipping a stitch or knitting a stitch, that’s it!
The yarn I used is Solstice by Magpie Fibers. This is such a unique and lovely yarn to work. It’s a merino/cotton/silk blend that has just enough of interesting texture to it but still super soft and has great drape. If you live in the Portland, Maine area, KnitWit has a nice selection of this yarn, or you can purchase directly from Magpie’s website too.
Solstice is classified as a DK-weight yarn, but because of it’s slight thick-and-thin texture, I found it to knit up more like a light worsted-weight. So if you are thinking of using a different yarn for 1979, I would look for yarns that are either heavy DK or light-worsted.
For more pattern details or to purchase, check out the 1979 product page!