Fresh off the needles: Quick Sand

This is Julie Conway's version of Heidi Kirrmaier's Quick Sand cardigan, modeled by Theresa, and knit up with eleven skeins of Quince and Co.'s Kestrel.quicksand-01"A sleek, minimalist design that lets the yarn shine! It is worked from the top down, entirely seamlessly. The instructions comprise only a few repetitive elements, so it’s easy to find your knitting rhythm. Suitable for a knitter with some experience with top down knitting.quicksand-02To the discerning eye of a knitter it will be apparent that the shaping is achieved through elegantly placed lifted increases throughout the yoke and carried down the back. A few short rows are used to make the front sections a touch shorter than the back. Altogether, the result is a simple and wearable cardigan."Julie used the US #9 needle called for in the pattern, but ended up with a slightly tighter gauge.  She followed the directions for a size XL, which produced measurements matching the M2 size.This pattern includes sizing in a generous range from 31.5" to 51.5" busts.  The fabric looks its best when made with yarn that has a great drape.  The 100% organic linen Kestrel is delicious and we would imagine that an alpaca blend might make a warmer version for the cooler days ahead we're all looking forward to.We hope that you'll have a chance to check out this gorgeous sweater on your next visit!  We look forward to seeing you soon.