Union Square

A new pattern just for you.

US1

I think I have been channeling “Mad Men” lately. The clothes, the drinks, yes even the Conga Drums. This sweater is the result. And then finding that button, well, it just had to happen.

The sweater is boxy, with a bracelet sleeve, and of course garter stitch edging. It is a fast easy knit with a fun technique of leaving your bottom row stitches live on the needle and turning and picking up the front and neck edges. No bind off, you are just off and running onto the garter stitch edging.

US2

So why the name Union Square?

Well, that is in honor of a farmer and his beautiful yarn. If you get the opportunity to go to the Union Square Green Market in NYC on Saturday. There, you will find the booth of Catskill Merino Sheep Farm and Eugene Wyatt. Think the wonderful smell of lamb sausage on the grill, fresh garlic, and being surrounded by skeins and skeins of beautiful hand dyed yarn swinging in the breeze. Every time I put on this sweater, those are my memories of a most wonderful day at Union Square.

The Details:

  • Sizes 35 1/2 (38, 40, 42, 44) Actual chest measurement. Intended positive ease of 2 – 4″. Model shown with 2″ positive ease.
  • Yarn 6 (7, 8, 9, 9) skeins Catskill Saxon Merino Sport (100% Saxon Merino Wool) 175yds. Shown in Happy Brown. Note A DK eight will also work
  • Needles US 8 in 24in circular & 16in circular or DPNs and US 7 in 24in circular & 16in circular or DPN’s or size to obtain gauge
  • Gauge 18sts and 24 rows = 4″ in Stockinette Stitch on US 8
  • One 1 1/2″ Button for closing at neck edge.

For more details and to purchase go to Ravelry.

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