Some of you have seen the announcements for this on Twitter and Facebook already… I can finally reveal my other secret project as the preview has gone live!
I’ve got a cardigan design in the beautiful new Pompom Quarterly Issue 11 – Brynja!
It will be going live any day now, but they are accepting pre-orders and you can purchase your copy now. I am guessing it will be officially live next week!
I started knitting this while watching back to back episodes of The Vikings , so the name of this design is inspired by Viking armour, specifically the hauberk or long chainmail shirt or brynja. The mail pattern, which I’ve actually made back in my jewellery days, consists of jump rings in which each ring passes through its four nearest neighbours, giving it a cabled look similar to the stitch pattern used in this cardigan! It was too good to pass up, and such a pretty name for something so butch!
Knit in lightly rustic WALTHAM Aran, toothy but soft 100% British Bluefaced Leicester, the colour is called ‘Peaky Blinder‘, and is a sooty semi-solid with a bit more variation than I normally go for to help the cables pop.
This cardi is my take on the classic ‘boyfriend’ cardigan, but with a slightly more feminine twist.
The sleeves hug the arms with ribbing to the elbow and are a bit longer to give a little extra warmth for winter. I’ve used my favourite twisted stitch cables which are quick and simple. They don’t require a cable needle so are a less fussy that some other cables!
Some of you that have been following the Purl Side for a while now might remember the prototype for this cardi a few years ago.