the Montreal

If I may, I'm totally in love with my latest design.. but is it the design or the yarn I love so much?! "the Montreal" is named in honor of the home city of Illimani Yarn, a Canadian yarn company specializing in alpaca yarns from Bolivia and Peru. Illimani contacted me asking if I would be interested in working with their yarn.. of course I said yes knowing how good it would be and so they sent this gorgeous alpaca/merino blend.. the yarn "Cadena" (@430 yards total for the Montreal) is amazingly soft and has just the right weight to it to give this piece great movement and drape.

I have been wearing "the Montreal" non stop since I finished it! You could easily knit this super simple piece up in a weekend since "Cadena" is a chunky yarn worked on US #17's (US #19's for the collar) in Garter Stitch and a variation of a rib stitch.
A crochet version is on my hook and will be out soon!

Pattern available as a PDF $6.50


  1. Thanks for another stunning pattern Karen!! What a beautiful sweater for those cool spring days. I've been looking for my next project and now I found it!

  2. ooh, that is SO gorgeous!! And looks buttery soft.


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