Miranda's Twirly Tornado Hamlin Peak
We can't get enough Quince & Co. yarns in ash! Today we have Miranda telling us about her super speedy Hamlin Peak Cardigan in Kestrel. This super simple Pam Allen pattern is a dream to knit and a dream to wear. Tell us about it Miranda.
Pattern: Hamlin Peak Cardigan by Pam Allen
Materials: 9 skeins of Quince & Co. Kestrel in Ash (available in-store)
Size Made: 38 3/4", but it is so stretchy! (2" negative ease)
Modifications: I had two skeins left when I started the sleeves so they are each one skein long - about 9 inches
This easy, slinky linen cardigan is truly a dream come true. I've wanted to make it ever since Amber made hers at least three years ago. I even thought its size was perfect! I really wanted a Hamlin Peak in black, though. Thank you, Quince and Co. for Kestrel in Ash!. It's a warm black that is not too dark. Plus when everyone was working on their inky summer sweaters, the thought of finally making my dream sweater was irresistible.
This was such an easy knit. Top down, increase at center for maximum swirlage, sleeves and done! I knit super loosely so I got gauge on size 7 needles. Plus, it only took a week to finish once I remained faithful to knitting it.
The color combined with the center detail makes me feel like a swirly little tornado!