Populuxe by Andi Satterlund

Pattern on Ravelry: Populuxe

Designer: Andi Satterlund

Sizes Included: XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)

About the Pattern: Populuxe is based on one of those good ideas that was hiding for ages in my sketchbook, waiting for the right moment. Inspired by midcentury sunburst clocks and mirrors, Populuxe features its own version of the sunburst motif made up out of eyelets, slipped stitches, and mini cables. The sunbursts decorate the back and fronts of this seamless cardigan. It’s worked from the top down, starting with the body. Stitches are picked up around the armhole and shaped using short rows to create seamless set-in sleeves. As well as featuring my favorite construction method, Populuxe also shows off my favorite shape for a cardigan: fitted and cropped with 3/4-length sleeves. The final look is both fresh and retro.

Last Note: I don’t usually have very concept-focused design inspiration, so I can do whatever pops into my head for the pattern styling and photography without considering how it all ties together. This led to a set of photos that were so far from my design inspiration that the description looked silly sitting on the same page. I had to do a reshoot, and I’m happy I did because I had a lot of fun styling it and successfully captured the right mood.

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Tierney by Andi Satterlund

Pattern on Ravelry: Tierney

Designer: Andi Satterlund

Sizes Included: XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)

About the Pattern: I wanted a basic but not-too-plain cardigan with ¾-length sleeves and knit in a cool plant fiber. I chose Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy, a DK-weight cotton, hemp, and rayon blend; I picked out a stitch pattern that I had rejected for a previous project but still loved; and I got to work creating my new pattern Tierney! The cardigan is knit starting with the textured waistband, which is knit from side to side. I originally knit a swatch with this stitch pattern for a different project. That project was a bad match for it, but I couldn’t stop thinking about it and found the perfect home for it on Tierney. The stitch pattern is made up of eyelets and double-wrapped stitches, and it makes a really interesting dense-but-open fabric that has the right amount of structure for a waistband.

Last Note: When this pattern sample was still a work in progress, I took it on Vacation with me to Las Vegas, and all I could think about was how I wished I could have this cardigan finished and available to wear and something else to knit on because Tierney would have looked perfect with every outfit I packed. Since completing it, it’s quickly become a staple of my summer wardrobe.

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