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Wednesday, 24 August, 2011
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This sweater is a love letter to New Mexico, in knitted form.

The idea for this cardigan came to me after a day spent in Taos. The yarn and buttons, which were purchased in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, were chosen because bright yellow and turquoise remind me of this special place. The pictures were taken on a back road near Dixon, New Mexico, and near downtown Santa Fe.

Taos is a top-down cardigan with an eyelet and garter stitch yoke, thick bands of ribbing along the bottom and cuffs, and three-quarter length sleeves.


32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52) bust circumference



680 (750, 830, 920, 1000, 1085) yards DK weight yarn. Sample knitted in MadelineTosh DK in Candlewick


US 4 / 3.5 mm 36″ circular needles
US 5 / 3.75 mm 36″ circular needles
or sizes needed to obtain gauge


Waste yarn
Tapestry needle


20 sts and 26 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch with larger needles

Taos is available for $5.95.

Taos – Ravelry pattern page

Taos – my Ravelry project page

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Wednesday, 24 August, 2011 7:56 am

    oh, hooray! what a beautiful yellow sweater. a lovely design.

  2. Wednesday, 24 August, 2011 9:05 am

    It’s gorgeous, and very inspired. Congrats!

  3. Wednesday, 24 August, 2011 1:12 pm

    I love it!! Congratulations on a great design. 🙂

  4. Yvonne permalink
    Thursday, 25 August, 2011 10:09 am

    Bought the pattern yesterday morning and started it last night…I’m usind mad tosh dk in duchess. It’s gorgeous and I am enjoying the pattern!


  5. Thursday, 20 October, 2011 3:17 pm

    Working on Harris right now. I have two skeins of MT DK; might be enough for Taos. Will have to think it over. In the meantime, I am enjoying knitting Harris!


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