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Free Pattern: Summer Sneak Peek!

Apr 17, 2009

Updated 11/4/2010: This pattern was free for a limited time only. You can now purchase it from the Interweave Store.

Note from Sandi: While we do not have the Knits Summer 2009 Preview ready for you yet, we have the next best thing: a Free Pattern Sneak Peek! Eunny Jang, editor of Interweave Knits, is here to tell us about this special sweater.  Here's Eunny!


When Karen Kendrick Hands first showed me the prototype for the Grotto Cardigan, I was smitten - the classic wrap sweater shape is always flattering and wearable, but she'd refined it by knitting in two symmetrical halves for fit and adding sweet gull-wing cables that run up the sleeves and shoulders and flow neatly around mitered corners. Knitted in an airy hand-dyed mohair and silk yarn, the Grotto Cardigan can take you through spring to the cool evenings of summer all the way into cooler fall weather.

-- Eunny

Download the free pattern for the Grotto Wrap now


Looking for that perfect summer project?
Our Interweave Pattern Store has hundreds of patterns to choose from!

There's a whole section called Tops, Tanks, and Camisoles--stroll through those and you might fall in love with a cute little number.

For those chilly summer nights, pop on over to the Shawls and Wraps section.

And since summer is when we are all on-the-go--how about a knitted tote bag or shoulder bag? Check those out here: Bags and Totes.

The hardest part won't be finding something you like...the hardest part will be choosing which one to cast-on for first!



Sandi Wiseheart is the editor of Knitting Daily.

What's on Sandi's needles? I finished my small lace shawl and blocked it, using blocking wires for the first time--much faster than hand-pinning, with good results. I'm going out tonight, so I think I'll wear it to celebrate!


Featured Product

Grotto Wrap Knitting Pattern

Availability: In Stock
Price: $5.50


Airy wrap cardigan with simple lace and cable detail.


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Gail R wrote
on Apr 18, 2009 11:54 AM
Mancina - Any web site can be translated into another language by using the "" site -- you should also be able to use it for an adobe pattern I would think - try it..... Bonnie - you need the Adobe reader open these for you - then you can save thru the File button on the top left of your screen to your computer -- Adobe is a free download & used frequently online with alot of groups......
HennieL wrote
on Apr 18, 2009 11:47 AM
joanna, if you go to the top of the page, you will see a menu bar; one of the choices is, "HOW TO". Click on that and scroll through the pages and you will find the same explanations, only in black on white. For example, the Kitchener stitch is on the third page.
on Apr 18, 2009 11:07 AM
Sandi, when I downloaded the PDF file for Grotto Wrap, I knew I would need a bit of explanation to translate the abbreviations, but when I went to the glossary at the end, all the diagrams are white-on-pale-lavender, which means that they are almost impossible to read. Could you check the PDF file and maybe do something to it so that the diagrams are more legible? I'm really excited about the pattern, but I need a bit more help before I feel confident enough to cast on! joanna
bonnie@5 wrote
on Apr 17, 2009 4:03 PM
I am unable to download any of your free patterns , and I don't know why , do you have any suggestions , I have windows xp
on Apr 17, 2009 12:47 PM
i am very sad because it is very difficult for me to translate the "expications ". is it possible to translate in french ? thank you very much