Launched at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival in March 2019 and as a PDF through Fiona Alice on Ravelry.
We have fantastic kits made with Eden Cottage Bowland DK weight yarn for this beautiful pattern.
Fiona Alice for Loop
Mabel’s Sister is the larger, adult version of the original Mabel cardigan. Like the original, Mabel’s Sister is knit from the top down with increases through the yoke. The body then divides and stitches for the sleeves are placed on hold before continuing to work downwards to the hem . Finally, the sleeves are completed in the round from the top down.
The kits which will be available for you and will include all the beautiful hand-dyed yarn you need to knit your preferred size and the printed pattern, along with a special large Loop cotton bag , designed exclusively for us for the Edinburgh Yarn Festival.
There is a great video tutorial on our blog at LoopKnitLounge.com on how to do the stitch used in the yoke and details in this beautiful pattern.
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Finished bust circumference:
101.5 (112, 123, 133.5, 143.5, 154.5)cm / 40 (44, 48½, 52½, 56½, 60¾)in – to be wornwith 20.5-35.5cm / 8-14in positive ease. Model wears size 3 with approximately 35.5cm / 14in positive ease
Viola Organic Merino DK
(DK weight; 100% organicmerino wool; 225m / 246yds per 100g skein)
Yarn A: Garden Ghost; 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3) skeins
Yarn B: Magnolia; 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins OREden Cottage Bowland DK
(DK weight; 100% superwashBluefaced Leicester wool; 224m / 245yds per 100g skein)
Yarn A: Stone Chat; 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3) skeins
Yarn B: Charcoal; 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins
21 sts and 32 rows to 10cm (4in) over Stocking Stitch on 4mm needles after blocking
20 sts and 32 rows to 10cm (4in) over Garter Stitch on 4mm needles after blocking.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
4mm (UK 8/US 6) circular needle
, 80cm (32in) length for body AND needles suitable for working small
circumferences in the round for sleevesStitch holders
or scrap yarn
4 locking stitch markers
3 x 18mm / 3/4 in buttons
(Buttons used in the Viola version are vintage buttons. The ones used in the Eden Cottage version are our Shiny Shell
buttons shown in the colour 'Muted Pink')
Please note that this is a printed pattern and will be posted to you.