Ramblin’ Woman is a loose-fitting cardigan knit in the round from the top down and then steeked. The finished cardigan can be worn loose and open, or wrapped and tied with the optional belt.
This sweater was designed in collaboration with Candice, of The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers. Candice and Caitlin share a love of old country music and the exuberant stage styles worn by performers like Dolly Parton, Gram Parsons, Porter Wagoner and Loretta Lynn. Candice created a beautiful palette of colors for Caitlin to work with; her goal was to create a wearable work of art inspired by those over-the-top looks from the '60s and '70s. We love the result!
Caitlin used 7 colors for this design, making this sweater a great stash-buster. All over colorwork with mostly short floats makes this fun to knit from beginning to end. Scared of steeking? No need! This is a fun technique that is much easier and less intimidating than it seems at first. (Note: Caitlin hosted a steek-along in her group and the thread is still open for reference and chat. Feel free to pop over there to see how easy and fun steeking can be!)
Includes: Hard copy of pattern.
See photos for yardage info.
Farmer’s Daughter Fibers Juicy DK
100% superwash Merino, 274 yards/100g
- C1: Coal Miner’s Daughter (purple)
- C2: Eagle Eye (gold)
- C3: Napi (cream)
- C4: Monarch (light pink)
- C5: Pukuni (dark pink)
- C6: Amos Moses (light teal)
- C7: KWA (dark teal)
- Ribbing Needle: US 4/3.5mm
- Main Needle: US 6/4mm
23 sts and 25 rounds over 4” 10 cm in colorwork after blocking.
Measurements given are for the finished garment. This sweater is designed to fit with 11-13” / 28-33 cm of positive ease at the bust and to flare out at the hem in an A-line. The sleeves should fit with 3-5” / 7.5-13 cm of positive ease at the upper arm. The finished sweater can be worn open or wrapped and tied with the optional belt.
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X)
- Bust Circumference: 40.25 (45.5, 49, 54.25, 57.5, 61, 64.5)”
102 (115.5, 124.5, 138, 146, 155, 164) cm
- Sleeve Circumference at upper arm: 14 (14.75, 15.25, 16, 17.5, 19.5, 21.5)”
35.5 (37.5, 39, 40.5, 44.5, 49.5, 54.5) cm
- Bottom Hem Circumference: 55.5 (63, 67.75, 75, 78, 84.75, 89.5”)
141 (160, 172, 190.5, 198, 215.5, 227.5) cm
Images courtesy of Caitlin Hunter