Indigo Cones




Indigo Cones

in Rowan Creative Linen

Pattern available: 7 sizes

Free download from Knitty magazine, First Fall 2014

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  1. Pamela Howell says:

    Your design in Indigo Cones is lovely. Congratulations on a fine piece of knitware design!
    Pamela R. Howell

    9:08 pm on July 27th, 2014
  2. wull says:

    How very kind! Thank you.

    1:50 pm on July 28th, 2014
  3. Karen Collins says:

    Indigo Cones is stunning! Perfect for Florida year round. I might need a knitting coach to help me, but I really, really want to make this design!

    2:08 am on August 1st, 2014
  4. wull says:

    Thank you, Karen, & lots of luck with your knitting.

    7:15 am on August 1st, 2014
  5. Angeles says:

    As a beginner I suffered a little, but at the end I was really happy with the result. I’m planning my second! Thanks for sharing.

    2:49 am on September 4th, 2014
  6. wull says:

    My pleasure. So glad you persevered!

    6:02 am on September 4th, 2014
  7. Pat Manthorne says:

    I made the indigo cone sweater in a large. It is a beautiful pattern. Thank you for the free pattern. I was wondering if there is any errata with the other sizes? I tried to make the next size down and was having some trouble with size. Pat

    9:32 pm on March 26th, 2015
  8. wull says:

    I’m delighted that you like it, Pat. Many thanks for your feedback.

    7:11 am on March 27th, 2015
  9. Emily Bankhead says:

    I love this pattern; it looks beautiful! I’m having some problems with it, though, and would really like to get it figured out in time for Christmas. I’m making a size medium, and have finished the hem and body decrease row. I’m on Row 1 of the Body Chart pattern, so I have 143 stitches right now (plus 3 on each end being held separately). With a K5 at the beginning and end of the row, that leaves 133 stitches to work the pattern, but with a 21-stitch repeat, that’s 6 repeats (6×21=126) of the complete pattern plus seven more stitches. What am I doing wrong??

    4:40 pm on November 1st, 2016
  10. wull says:

    Hi Emily – So sorry you’re having problems: I think it’s to do with the calculation you’re using for the pattern repeat. It’s not a 21-stitch repeat as such, but a multiple of 10, + 11.

    So, to start, it’s K5, then the pattern repeat x 2 (i.e. 5+10+10+11 = 36 sts) to first marker; then the rpt to next marker (i.e. [mult. 10, six times, +11, = 71 sts); then mult. 10, twice, + 11, then the final K5, making the last 36 sts beyond the second marker.

    I hope that makes sense: do email me if it doesn’t, or if I can help in any other way.

    Very kind regards,

    8:06 am on November 2nd, 2016
  11. Jayne Bradbury says:

    Hello. I am having the same concern as Emily, more or less. Do I understand this correctly (slightly different from how I read your explanation above:)
    5 + stitches + 1-21 + 10. Because to me this sounds like stitches 11-21 are between two sets of stitches 1-10, whereas what I read from your comment above is a bit different. But perhaps once I go all the way around the garment it won’t make a difference.

    My second question is this: the diagram makes the garment look rather boxy, yet the decrease row is a pretty significant number of decreases. Does it then even out because I am to switch needle sizes?

    As always I am between a size medium and a size large, and am struggling with which one to make before I go much further. Thanks.

    9:23 pm on April 25th, 2017
  12. wull says:

    Hello Jayne. Yes, as for Emily, below, for the medium size, it’s K5 to start with, then (from the chart): K1 [this is stitch 1 on the chart, one stitch from the ‘+11’ part of the phrase ‘multiple of 10, + 11’], then it’s the pattern repeat of 10 stitches (i.e. stitches 2-11 on the chart) worked twice, then the remaining 10 stitches (i.e. stitches 12-21 of the chart = the remaining 10 stitches of the ‘+11’ part of ‘multiple of 10, + 11’). This brings you to the first marker. Then you work: stitch 1 from the chart, stitches 2-11 (the 10-stitch repeat) six times, then stitches 12-21, which brings you to the second marker; and then: stitch 1 from the chart, stitches 2-11 twice, stitches 12-21; and finally the last K5.
    The decrease row from the rib to the body of the garment, along with the change in needle sizes, is to accommodate the change in gauge – the transition from the close-knit rib to the open lace of the cones stitch pattern. There’s no pulling in at the hem – it should all hang straight and even.
    I do hope that helps.
    Very kind regards,

    7:08 am on April 26th, 2017

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