The Map Collection special price!

Thanks for all the love on my cashmere sweater! You know, I think I might even wear it today.

I just wanted to remind everyone that today (February 28) is the last day to get The Map Collection at the special intro price of just $15 USD for 8 patterns in tons of sizes. On March 1 the price will go up to $18 USD.

Click through to see all the projects and get their details.

BUY NOW FOR $15 USD It’s now $18 CAD!

a cozy cashmere sweater


As you may remember, I worked on this sweater while I was at TNNA this January. I managed to screw up the yoke pretty royally when I got home – I started the v-neck below the underarm, attached the sleeves and went merrily along decreasing for the raglan and the neck, but discovered pretty late that I had actually mis-divided the front for the bust increases and v-neck! I had to rip all the way back to the waist, argh.

But once I got everything back on track it was smooth sailing. I knit this sweater with just five 50g skeins of Handmaiden 4ply cashmere – cashmere is so light, there are a lot of yards per skein. Since the yarn is hand-dyed, I’m not reeeeally surprised about this, but there’s quite a bit of green in this yarn that looked just silver in the skein!


No pattern for this one, sorry – it’s just a simple bottom-up raglan with waist shaping. For the sleeves I did a slight balloon shape – I cast on 48 stitches for the cuff, then increased dramatically to 72 sts, which is the upper arm circumference, and just knit straight up to the underarm. For the V-neck, I started decreasing away a couple inches below the underarm, since I wanted it to be fairly deep. I stuck a little cable along the raglan lines and decreased until there were no more front stitches, then I added on the twisted rib neckband.


I’m not a huge fan of the pooling, but you know what? It’s a cashmere sweater and it’s still super soft and cozy.

Signal Hill Scarf

Signal Hill scarf

Also Available as part of The Map Collection!

Signal Hill is a cushy circular scarf with a deep and interesting texture. The Dropped Stitches pattern is easy and fun to work, featuring an unusual use of yarn overs. Though they’re different, both sides look great. The cowl size is just right for hanging around your neck in a single loop, or doubled for extra warmth, while the larger scarf size will keep all the drafts out!

Technical Editing by Jaya Purswani.

Cowl (Scarf)
Finished Circumference: 40 (60)” / 102 (152)cm
Finished Width: 8.25” / 21cm

Aran or heavy worsted weight yarn.
300 (450) yds / 274 (411)m.

Shown in Malabrigo Twist (100% merino wool; 150 yds / 137m per 3.5 oz / 100g skein)
2 skeins in Zinc (grey) for Cowl
3 skeins in Damask Rose (pink) for Scarf

US 9 / 5.5mm 32” / 80cm circular needles
stitch markers
darning needle

18 sts and 28 rnds = 4” / 10cm square in Dropped Stitches pattern in the round.

Skills required: cast onn, ribbing, chart reading, increases, decreases. Both charted and written directions for Dropped Stitches pattern are included. 3 page PDF pattern.

Available through Ravelry (no account needed), payment by Paypal.
Signal Hill Ravelry page

Buy the Signal Hill Scarf pattern ONLY for $5 CAD

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Signal Hill scarf