I thought you might want to see how my design Dash Falls made for the Fell Garth II collection for The Fibre Co, looks on me as apposed to the beautiful model. Dash Falls is knitted in the new lovely tweed yarn called Arranmore Light using a 3.75 mm/US 5 needle. This is the wonderful introduction written by The Fibre Co: “Wrap up against any stormy weather ahead with this sweep of a cardigan. Long lines combine with soft flowing cables along the front bands, drawing the eye down. Worked in pieces from the bottom up, this seamed garment offers the interest of more textured sections with the soothing safety of stockinette for the main body. Longer in length, this open front a-line cardigan can be worn as a sweater coat in milder weather or offer the ultimate layer in colder times when its comforting texture is needed. This garment was designed to be worn with 2.5-10 cm (1-4 in) positive ease at the bust”.
The body is knitted from the bottom and up with a provisional cast-on to be replaced by an I-cord bind-off, in parts. The sleeve begins with a cable panel. The stockinette stitch part of the sleeve is picked up from the panel and knitted in the round to the armhole, then sleeve cap flat to final bind off. The collar is knitted in two pieces, joined with a 3-needle bind-off and then attached along opening. The reversible cable adorning the collar and the sleeve cuff is one of the many inspiring ones found in Norah Gaughan’s Knitted Cable Sourcebook. I love the look of the cable from both sides and how well it works with the rib interfacing on the collar. My husband took these photos early in March on a very cold day in the garden of our old house in Oslo. I am wearing size S with plenty of positive ease created by the wide collar meant to worn folded over. The cardigan is available in size XS to 2XL with bust circumference from 86 to 128 cm/33.75 to 50.5″ and hip circumference from 106 to 148 cm/41.75 to 58.25″. The photo in the middle shows Dash Falls worn with the collar just slightly folded and shows off the extra ease as well as the backside of the cable. Were it not for the seams, this might have worked worn from the wrong side as well.