I have had in my mind for some time now a cardigan that I want to knit.
This cardigan has a wrap-around front and three-quarter length sleeves. It is knit simply, in stocking stitch, but has a pretty picot edging all the way around. The cardigan has raglan sleeves, and is shaped to flatter and fit my shape. At the bottom, the back is slightly longer than the front so that the wraparound part sits smoothly on my waistline. The picot edging is crocheted to give a little stability to the body of the cardigan when it gets wrapped around. The ties at the back are a continuation of the crocheted picot edge.
Having spent a long, long time trawling through patterns on Ravelry, I realised that the cardigan that I want to knit does not yet exist as a pattern. This one (Rav link) comes close, but it’s not, quite, right.
So, I’m making up my own.
I am using Barbara Walker’s brilliant Knitting from the Top as the basis for this cardigan. The yarn is Rowan Felted Tweed, which is a seriously lovely wool/alapaca/viscose blend.
This is my second choice of yarn – I had problems with my first choice which I will write about next time. On this version, I am almost down to my armpits, and am loving loving loving it so far!