Introducing my latest pattern: the Elderberry Lace Cardigan! This lacy cardi is a simple and elegant layering piece, perfect for cheering up a cool fall day. Zig-zag eyelets rise in narrow columns over the skirt, body, and sleeves. Think airy, feminine, and colorful. Here’s a photo of the sample sweater on my deck at home …
… and here’s a photo on the model for the UK magazine “KNIT” (issue #49)!
I’m especially proud to report that my cute spring cardi made the cover of the magazine:
Pattern: Elderberry Lace Cardigan
Designer: Rachel Henry
Available: on newsstands in KNIT #49 (pattern will also be available for individual download late in 2012)
Yarn: Sidar Simply Recycled DK
Design/Skills Needed: The body is worked in a single piece to the armholes. The waist is nipped in by using a slipped-stitch pattern (rather than shaping), and is secured by a single large button. Set-in sleeves are worked from the top down from picked-up stitches; short-row shaping creates the sleeve caps. Hem, neck, and sleeves are finished with an easy ribbed eyelet worked as you go. Finishing is limited to shoulder seams, sewing on a button, and weaving in loose ends.
I love the button I found for this cardi:
Here’s my concept sketch, for the truly curious: