Cartwright accessories

Cartwright accessories

Cartwright sweater was a garment I designed for The Knitter magazine in 2018. I was pleased with the design and the mix of stitches – a 3-colour tweed and a monochrome fair-isle pattern – but was surprised at just how popular the pattern has been since I released it as a single PDF.

In fact I then designed an updated version (Cartwright2022), but had to find a replacement yarn for the discontinued original. This new yarn – Blacker Swan 4ply – was so gorgeous that when I had some left over from knitting the sweater sample I decided to design a few small accessories. I like the idea of providing patterns for small items as a way of using up yarn left over when knitting a garment, so have given precise yarn amounts for each item.

I’ve finally managed to put the three patterns together in an ebook, downloadable from Ravelry. The beanie, armwarmers and mitts all feature the same simple fair-isle patterns used in the sweater, which is given as a chart in the pattern instructions. Each piece has instructions for 2 sizes.

Sizes and Yarn quantities

Yarn Blacker Swan 4 ply (100% Pure New Wool; 175m/190yds per 50g ball)

Col A – Dolphin (dk. brown) Col B – Pale Maiden (pale grey) Col C – Dusty Miller (cream)

Armwarmers – Col A – 18 (20)g; Col B – 34 (40)g; Col C – 18 (20)g

Mitts – Col A – 2 (3)g; Col B – 30 (38)g; Col C – 2 (3)g

Beanie – Col A – 7 (8)g; Col B – 41(46)g; Col C – 2 (3)g

ARMWARMERS To fit wrist circ: S/M 14.5 – 16.5 cm; M/L 17.5 – 19.5 cm Actual circ: 19 (22) cm Actual length: 30 (30) cm

MITTS To fit hand circ: S/M – 18 – 19.5cm; M/L 21 – 22. 5 cm Actual circ: 19 (22) cm Actual length: 18.5 (20) cm

BEANIE To fit: S/M 55 – 57cm; M/L 58 – 60cm Actual circ: 48 (51) cm Actual length: 26 (27) cm

Tension: 27 sts and 37 rnds to 10cm over stranded st st

For more information and to purchase the pattern as a PDF download, click on the price below to be taken to Ravelry

£10.00 (excl. VAT)

Photos:  Kay Atkinson