Summer Sweater Series 3: Long Abria

I hope your week is going well! I am back with another installment of the series. Today I have for you a re-iteration of a well-used and -loved pattern of mine: Abria by Bonne Marie Burns.

I think that this is my fourth iteration of this pattern! The origin of my inspiration for this make came from a sewing pattern (the Blackwood cardigan by Helen’s Closet – highly recommend!). I love the one that I have sewn and had a hankering for a knitted version.

This is what I originally bought all that Bamboo Soft for! My notes tell me that I used 6.5 balls, which is about 975m.

Knit on 3.75mm needles, the fabric has a lovely drape that’s not too loose. The only adaptation I made to the Abria pattern was to continue the A-line shaping instructions that are included for the longer version. I kept knitting until it was long enough for me.

As you can see above, the yoke has an interesting construction. On Ravelry, it is described as a modular, top-down construction. It is sort of like a hybrid of raglan and contiguous shaping that grows out of the neckband at the back. It is not at all difficult and is totally seamless, which is always a win. I like the edge finishing on this pattern – it’s a 1×1 rib that’s knit in as you go, with a slipped stitch on alternate edges. It gives a really stable, clean finish and I have since replaced the maddeningly curly finish on the Airflow cardigan, also a pattern that I frequently return to, with it.

This will give you an idea of the shape across the back. The shoulder shaping on the back is more like a raglan, but the side neckband keeps the whole yoke stable. With my narrow shoulders, I don’t usually fare well with raglans!

Wishing you a good rest of the week. I will be back in a few days with the final installment of the series! Until then, happy making.

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