Chequerboard Leaf Cardigan

Here at J&S we often work with distinguished designers and one that we’ve been working with since 1969 is Sasha Kagan. Sasha was the first designer that used Jamieson & Smith yarns in her work and her first book ‘The Sasha Kagan Sweater Book’ is filled with designs using our 2ply Jumper Weight, we still get phone calls from people looking for the wool!

sashakaganHer most recent book covers 4 decades of hand knitting design, ‘The Classic Collection’ was released in May 2011 to coincide with her ‘My Life In Textiles’ Exhibition. It includes the first design she made using J&S, the Silver Birch Scarf.

bookscarfWe have a new design by Sasha Kagan, The Chequerboard Leaf Cardigan, which was designed in partnership with NFU Countryside Magazine.

7ModelThe design features a twisted rib, eye catching leaf intarsia and a blackberry stitch basket weave design. This cardigan is worked flat and in pieces then sewn together.

cheqSasha’s designs often feature themes of nature and the changing seasons,  the pattern on the cardigan reminds me of the leaves falling off the trees in Autumn, which will be here before we know it!

If you’d like to knit the Chequerboard Leaf cardigan, you can find the kit on our online shop here.

Happy Knitting!

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