Metropolis Cardigan: new crochet pattern

We are approaching my favourite time of the year – the fall! I am eagerly waiting for cooler days, more colors outside, moisture in the air. And even the light October rains! This is the time when I can breathe fully, take long walks in the woods with my dog and wear my favourite warm clothes. And I can predict that one of my most worn garments this autumn will be a freshly finished Metropolis Cardigan. Its crochet pattern has been released today, hurray!

Metropolis Cardigan is already the fourth (!) garment in my series of top down crochet designs. It’s following Esja sweater with brioche yoke, Huldra sweater with overlay colorwork and Fjell cardigan with extended mosaics.

New cardigan is featuring a simple lace and open yoke with a possibility to choose from two different cuffs: a small lacy border (can be also added as the bottom hem) or a “balloon” cuff for an even more gentle and feminine look.

The pattern is available online on Etsy and Ravelry and is offered with 20% discount through the first release weekend (until Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019). The pattern has been discounted already and the price you see is final, so no additional codes are needed.

The name “metropolis” was inspired by a brand new yarn of Scheepjes. It’s a fingering weight yarn with wool blend (75% Merino extra fine x 25% Nylon) coming in balls of 50g/200m and 80 (!!) gorgeous colors! Each color is named after a world’s famous city. For my two samples I chose shades 017 Multan and 019 Marseille. You can either crochet the cardigan in just one color, or combine different shades to give extra accents to the yoke and cuffs.

And I believe that “Metropolis” is a perfect name for a casual city garment which can be worn every day. 

We had a lot of fun with Vitali Frozen ( taking pictures in the very center of Prague in June. The caves we found were artificially built but they look very authentic. It almost felt like being in Italy or Greece. And it was also the hottest day this summer with +34C!! But surprisingly woolly Metropolis didn’t make me too hot.

Because of the lacy yoke I would rate this pattern as advanced beginner or “light” intermediate. As with every crochet garment, the gauge is very important for the perfect fit and size. But otherwise the stitches are pretty general and simple.

The pattern contains full written instructions, three charts (for the yoke and two cuffs options) and progress pictures to guide you through the short rows and all lacy elements.

Metroplis cardigan is easy to adjust as-you-go to perfectly fit your body. All you need, is to try it on from time to time to see if extra increases or decreases are needed somewhere.

If you’d like to use the same yarn as I did, please, find Metropolis yarn in local Scheepjes stores and via online retailers: Wool Warehouse* and Black Sheep Wools* (both in UK with international shipping), Caro’s Atelier* (NL and Europe) and Temombo* (Canada and US).

Looky look at the wonderful pieces created by my magic testers. I’m pretty sure all of them will be used a lot!

1. Long sleeved version by Sandra Veneman (L size, Scheepjes Metropolis)
2. Summer version with ¾ sleeves and small lacy detail by Loele Van Den Bergh (S size, Scheepjes Skies Light*)
3. Light sleeveless version by Sarah Fabbri (L size, Scheepjes Skies Light*)

1. Longer version with ¾ sleeves by Esther Schippers (2X size, Scheepjes Metropolis)
2. Long sleeved version by Claire Shipton (M size, Sock Yeah yarn)
3. Colorful version by Laura Jackson (S size, Scheepjes Metropolis in 3 colors)
4. “Balloon sleeved” version by Faye Pike (XL size, Scheepjes Metropolis in 2 colors)

And just a remind, Metropolis Cardigan pattern is available online on Etsy and Ravelry and is offered with 20% discount through the first release weekend (until Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019).

Hope you enjoy!

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  1. beautiful cardigan, i really like it and i already purchased the pattern. Not sur if i will actually make it cause i have never worn crocheted garnments.

    1. Thank you! I've never worn a crocheted garment myself... Until I strated to design my own. Now I feel like wearing them all the time :) Not sure why.


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