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Surprise! It's my new design!

This is a very rare off-schedule mailing from me – I have a new pattern out, and because it's being l
Studio Miranda
Surprise! It's my new design!
By Studio Miranda  • Issue #39 • View online
This is a very rare off-schedule mailing from me – I have a new pattern out, and because it’s being launched at Edinburgh Yarn Festival tomorrow, it can’t wait for my next proper newsletter! 

Let's hear it for the beauty and delight of garter-stitch short rows.
Let's hear it for the beauty and delight of garter-stitch short rows.
Kadigan (n.: a thingamajig, a wotsit) is a jacket with distinctly quirky construction. It was inspired by the glorious Knitting Goddess yarn; I wanted to take advantage of the wool’s character and also play with her beautiful colours, and came up with these garter stitch wedges. Turns out, these quarter-circle fronts aren’t just great fun to knit – they make for a style that is really adaptable to your specific body shape and preferences. And I’m super proud of that. I wrote the pattern to make the most of this adjustability, explicitly inviting knitters to choose the size for each element separately and consider possible adjustments. Start by picking your size based on upper arm measurements – I’ll tell you how to adjust the sleeve length if you want – then knit across the back till it’s the exact right width for you. (It has this in common with Pavonis, actually, although that’s a very different beast!)
Got to have a cute going-away view!
Got to have a cute going-away view!
Maybe my favourite way to wear it – open and free-falling.
Maybe my favourite way to wear it – open and free-falling.
Then get out the inchtape to decide which width of front is right for you, and how long you want it to be in the back. You turn that width into the ideal length by choosing which set of instructions to follow, whether you want it longer or shorter; there’s no maths required. 
For a pacifist, I'm weirdly fond of military-style jackets.
For a pacifist, I'm weirdly fond of military-style jackets.
I found Kadigan huge fun to knit and can’t wait to wear it, once it flies back from Edinburgh to me! The yarn is absolutely amazing; so soft, warm and lively, and it held up astonishingly well to being ripped and reworked more than a few times. This jacket is going to be worn all the time, baby. 
Can you see how much I enjoy this jacket!
Can you see how much I enjoy this jacket!
Use the code KADIGREADER to get it at 30% off until Monday night. I can’t wait to see your Kadigans! 
Happy making,
Robynn
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