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When Kate and Maureen arrived in Santa Clara last week, they were met with a delightful surprise.  Sloan Rosenthal had a new pattern ready to publish and she was willing to let us display her Summit in our booth!

© Sloane Rosenthal

“Sometimes (and what is February if not one of those times) we want our knitwear to be like a cozy, elegant hug: sweaters that are easy to wear, that go with everything, that keep us just warm enough for these waning days of winter’s chill. Summit is one of those sweaters.

Its modern drop-shouldered silhouette is effortless and forgiving, its low-hip length goes with pants, slim skirts, or even (gasp!) leggings (hey, I won’t tell if you won’t tell), and its luxurious cowl neck provides a finishing touch that’s as warm as it is graceful.

Slender, ribbed sleeves provide a flattering update to the silhouette, while generous positive ease allows the sweater to drape just so. Summit is worked from the bottom up in pieces and seamed (though it could be easily modified for semi-seamless knitting), with charted and written instructions provided for the cables.”

© Sloane Rosenthal

This luscious tunic features Sloane’s characteristic geometric and beautifully symmetrical cables only on the front. So there are plenty of simple stockinette stitches to fly off your needles and make for fun TV or social knitting.

Sloane’s pattern includes finished bust measurements that range from  41.5 (46.5, 49.5, 54.5, 57.5, 62.5)” / 105.5 (118, 125.5, 138.5, 146, 159) cm.  The garment is intended to be worn with a generous amount of positive ease.  It is shown above with 14” / 35.5 cm positive ease at the bust.

Sloan knit her sweater up with Alpaca Elegance and it is a dream to wear.  The 50/50 blend of fine wool and alpaca lends lovely stitch clarity and enviable drape to the finished sweater.  Yardage requirements are as follows:  8 (9, 9, 10, 11, 12) skeins, or 1325 (1475, 1575, 1750, 1825, 2000) yards / 1225 (1350, 1450, 1600, 1675, 1825) meters.

Kate snagged the opportunity to try this beauty on, and had a very difficult time not hiding it away in her suitcase.  You’ll see her cast on for a version of her own in upcoming weeks.

Sloan is celebrating her pattern’s launch, with a 20% off discount through 3/4/19, on Raverly (no code needed).   And you may want to join the fun of our FREE PATTERN FRIDAY contest over on Instagram this weekend for a chance to win a Free copy of this lovely pattern.

Happy knitting!