Brooklyn Tweed Truss Cardigan - Project Notes
I really like the fit of the Truss cardigan by Melissa Wehrle for Brooklyn Tweed. I’m wearing mine with 6” of positive ease and turned back cuffs which makes it a really cosy cardigan for lounging.
I was pleased that I got gauge with The Fibre Co. Canopy worsted as the 50% Alpaca, 30% Merino, 20% Rayon from Bamboo blend gives the cardigan a really luxurious feel.
It has a similar look to the Truss cardigan knitted by Clare Manipon-Mountain which inspired me to cast on the pattern. She used Berroco Ultra Alpaca which might be a good alternative to consider as the yarn I used has been discontinued.
I followed the pattern as written except for the sleeves. I joined the shoulders and then picked up stitches around the armholes so I could knit them from the top down. I used the same stitch counts given in the sleeve instructions just in reverse doing SSK and K2tog decreases instead of increases
Pattern: Truss by Melissa Wehrle for Brooklyn Tweed
Yarn: The Fibre Co. Canopy Worsted in Lemur (discontinued)
Needles: HiyaHiya Interchangables. A - 4.5mm, B - 4mm, C - 3.5mm
Buttons: TGB3825 buttons from Textile Garden
Project Bag: Alex Collins Sweater Sack
As seen on my knitting and sewing YouTube channel - Episode 13