You will receive a PRINTED pattern in the mail. If you would prefer to print your own patterns, the PDF version of this pattern is available here: https://www.hangingrockroost.co.nz/store/products/487741
Sparrows are the cutest little birds that are those dependable ones that you know will always be there. They’re not flashy, there’s nothing fancy about them. They’re your everyday little guys pecking at the seeds in your lawn.
Sparrow Cardigan is much the same. She’s the one you reach for to wear every day because she’s not fancy or flashy, she’s just a simple everyday kind of cardigan.
You’ll start knitting at the neckline and increase for raglan sleeves, with a little reverse stocking stitch at your shoulders, then when you get partway through the body, you’ll begin the panel at the sides and you’ll create a flattering detail of reverse stocking stitch to match your shoulder details. The cuffs, button bands and neck band are worked in pretty moss stitch.
The finished bust circumference is 80 (89.5, 99.5, 110.5, 120, 129.5, 139.5, 150.5) cm /
32 (36, 39.75, 44.25, 48, 52, 55.75, 60.25) in
and is designed to fit an upper bust circumference of 75 (85, 95, 105, 115, 125, 135, 145) cm /
The sample (size two) used approx 260 g of Revive Designs 4ply sock yarn in the colourway Hot in the City (Bright).
25 sts x 36 rows = 10 cm /
over stocking stitch on a 3.5 mm
needle, blocked and rested.
Always make sure that your gauge matches the pattern — especially if you’re substituting yarn.
Needles & Notions
• 3.25 mm (US 3) knitting needle for working the cuffs and your preferred type for working small circumferences
• 3.5 mm (US 4) knitting needle for working the body and your preferred type for working small circumferences
• stitch markers
• waste yarn
• approx 15 buttons
• darning needle
Welcome to the Hanging Rock Roost Store.
All our knitting patterns are designed by Vanessa, who takes her inspiration from the world around her. Sometimes nature is the influence, other times she may see a garment on her travels and commit it to memory to recreate on her needles. They are all well-written and uncomplicated, and many of them have charts to follow along with the written pattern.
In most instances, you have a choice of PDF or printed patterns. The PDF is an automatic download to the email address you supply.
As of August 2020, Hanging Rock Roost now also sells hand-dyed yarn.
In time, the plan is to design patterns to sell with the yarn as kits for your knitting convenience. While we are working on that, you get to check out the yarn we have already dyed up. We will match up yarns with patterns we think will work well in the meantime.
You'll also find a selection of handmade project bags, hand-drawn stationery creations, and enamel pins here.