I'm excited to share the first 2 patterns from my 2018 collection Juntos: Knits for Togetherness--and first two patterns of the year!
These two patterns were inspired by a cardigan that belonged to my grandfather. My Pop Pop was a postman—a letter carrier, as he called it—though he retired long before my memories of him really start. Even when I was in my teens and twenties, though, he still had bits and pieces of his gear hanging around, including a few sweaters. My mom loved to “borrow” his chunky blue cardigan with the US Postal Service logo on it, though it was many sizes too big. When I set out to create these comfy cardigans, it was with this sweater in mind.
What's the same about them? Aran-weight, worked top down, with vertical pockets and garter trim along raglan lines, faux side seams, cuffs, and pockets.
What's different? Mister Postman is an open front cardigan with a cozy shawl collar, cutaway fronts and a curved back hem, while Cartero features a snuggly hood and loop-and-toggle closures at the front.
How can you get them? Both patterns are part of Juntos: Knits for Togetherness, a collection of coordinating garments and accessories for adults and kids, which is now available for pre-order. Patterns will be released in pairs throughout the year--when you pre-order, you get each set of patterns as it's released, as well as the complete ebook when the collection is complete in December.
In addition, patterns are/will be available individually at regular MPD prices ($7 for garments, $6 for accessories)--and coordinating patterns (like Mister Postman and Cartero) are/will be sold as a set for $10, no coupon code needed. Patterns are sold through Ravelry.