This PDF booklet includes patterns for a pullover, a hat, and a cardigan, all incorporating stranded motifs inspired by wrought iron designs from the Exposition des Arts Decoratifs in Paris in 1925 (the exhibition which gave rise to the term “Art Deco”).
Because decorative ironwork by nature exploits the contrast between positive and negative space, I have chosen to use only two colors in each of these garments, rather than the multiple colors so often used in stranded designs. In both sweaters, the dark stranded motif is set off against a light background, while in the hat, two medium hues create a softer effect.
An Italian word, “ferrovia” is a combination of “ferro”—iron, and “via”—way or route. Although “ferrovia” is used to mean “railroad” in Italian, for my purposes I have chosen to interpret it in a more literal way.
All patterns are of intermediate difficulty; skills include increasing and decreasing, stranded knitting using two colors, reading a colorwork chart, picking up stitches, and keeping track of row counts.
Both the Renee Pullover and the Brandt Cardigan include instructions for women's sizes XS-3X; the Quotidiana Hat is sized to fit toddlers, larger children, and adults. Each pattern is also available individually (but you will save 33% off the individual prices by purchasing the booklet). See individual pattern pages for detailed info on garment measurements and yarn requirements (click on names of patterns for links to individual pattern pages).