Project Inspiration: Warwick
One piece in the shop that consistently gets a decent amount of attention is Warwick. It's a cropped cardigan using the striping variegated yarn Camelot, and it is a really unique design. Rebecca knit this one up for the shop, and she's mentioned a few times now that it was a really fun project to work on, and that she truly enjoyed working with the yarn.
The Warwick pattern is available to purchase for $6 (click HERE). The sizes S (M, L) will require 7 (8, 10) skeins of Camelot, which is 100% wool and $11.
Note: our size small Warwick sample only used 6 skeins instead of 7, despite matching gauge. While it is a good idea to buy the pattern's recommended amount for your size, you may end up with an extra. Luckily, this free hat pattern is a great 1-skein design for Camelot!
I love how squishy soft and colorful Camelot is. The yarn is very warm and insulating, but Warwick's short sleeves, cropped length, and loose boxy fit helps keep the garment from being too heavy, hot, and overbearing.
The whole cardigan is knit on the bias in two mirrored halves. You begin by casting on 2 stitches for the front left tip at the bottom of the button band. You'll diagonally work your way up over the shoulder and across the back, which is where you begin the right half.
While Warwick is a casual style, and is primarily garter stitch with increases and decreases for shaping- there are a few details that add a lot of sophistication. The neckline is a flattering shape, even on the back it's cute, and the small buttons are subtle- but can make all the difference.