Stitchcraft Freebie: The Angora Sweater
I think it almost goes without saying I love the angora sweater. With combining two of my favorite things: Vintage knits and bunnies, how can you go wrong?!
For today’s Free Stitchcraft Pattern I bring you the Angora Sweater:
Click the following link to download the free stitchcraft pattern as a pdf: The Angora Sweater Pattern.
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This sweater is made with angora yarn in fingering weight, with a tension of 7.5 sts per inch. There are two sizes included in this pattern one for a 32-34″ bust and a second for a 34-36″ bust measurement.
I tried to do some searching online to try and determine the exact fiber content in this sweater, whether it is an angora mix or if it’s 100% angora. I’ve had quite a hard time trying to find a fingering weight angora blend let alone a 100% pure one. After a year of searching, I finally found some at Stitches Midwest this past summer in a black and in a strange green color. But if any of you know where I can get my hands on more, I’m all ears!
The only thing I would change about this little sweater is the length of the armscye; it seems a bit too long for my tastes. Otherwise I think this is a perfect, classic angora sweater, don’t you?!
To share more angora-love, I’ve pooled together a few images, just for fun. Links are just below the images if you want to click through.
One of my favorite angora patterns:
Free Angora Bird Jumper Pattern from A Rarer Borealis.
I believe I showed the made-up version a while ago that is so lovely:
Link of Knichet’s project page for those of you who are on Ravelry.
A sweet little cap:
P&B Angora Hat and Bolero Pattern from Skiff Vintage Patterns.
I love this blouse with just a touch of angora, perfect for sprintime:
I think this lacy jumper is so soft and feminine!
The lovely Johanna Ost in pink Angora:
And lastly, the great (funny) angora bunny itself:
What giant balls of fluff they are! heh
Hope you all have a lovely weekend dreaming of angora now. :)