We have Piave as a sample garment in our store and everyone loves it! It is the easy-to-wear cardigan everyone needs, with flattering shaping at the waist, set-in sleeves, and patch pockets to keep your keys handy and your hands warm. It is knit flat in pieces. The fronts have extensions that will meet each other at the back of the neck to complete the collar. Once the pieces are complete, the seams are sewn and the neck extensions are kitchener stitched together. Piave was designed with a relaxed fit, worn with 4" of ease. The finished chest measurements are 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52)" with lengths of 22 (29, 30, 30.5, 31.5, 32)". The sweater can be hand washed and dried flat. Berroco rates this design as easy.
At a glance, you might mistake Aero for a brushed mohair. It has that same fluffy volume and warmth but its main component is alpaca, which is mixed with nylon and wool. It has been dyed in a long color repeat, so the knitted fabric has wide bands of color that blend from one color into another. Light and lofty, Aero is a bulky weight yarn and is knit in this project at 3 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch.
The kit contains the pattern and yarn. You will also need:
- circular or straight needles in US size 13 (OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE)If you adjusted the needle size to get gauge, adjust the needle sizes below accordingly
- circular or straight needles in US size 11
- waste yarn for holding stitches
- 2 stitch holders
- 1 stitch marker
- tapestry needle
Piave is shown in color 8012 Stratus. If you would like your sweater to be in this color, simply order the kit above using the pull-down menu to select the size. If you would like to pick your own color, see our Aero page to view the options. Then return to this page, order the kit, and tell us your color choice in the box above.