Amiga Cardigan – Knit A Long

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Bring your girl friend and join us for this free KAL for the ever popular Amiga cardigan by Mags Kandis.  We will be meeting at The Fibre Studio each Tuesday night in August from 6-8p.

Last summer, a number of you knit the Amiga using Ironstone Flake Cotton or Katia Temis. I always liked the ease and fit of this sweater, so I have decided to re-visit it.

I  have chosen Filatura Di Crosa Tempo in colorway #37 for my Amiga.  This sweater is a quick top down knit.  I have decided to alter the pattern slightly (you know I can NEVER knit straight from the pattern).  I am making my Amiga longer than what is called for in the pattern and also I have added increases to the sides at the hips to accomodate  my “fuller” figure.  I have been very pleased at how quickly this project knits  up.

For all you “new” knitters out their, this is a great first sweater project.  You should be comfortable with the knit and purl stitches, increases are done by knitting the the front and back (kf&b) of a stitch on either side of the markers set up for the raglan sleeve and you will become familiar with picking up stitches along the fronts to knit the front bands.

Other yarns I think will be lovely in this project are:  Berroco – Bonsai Lago, Captiva, or Origami, Tahki Stacey Charles – Cotton Tweed, MiaRipple & Rosa and Araucania – Lontue.

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