In between various deadline projects I’ve managed to finish a self-published pattern. For several months now I’ve had a small bag of Malabrigo Lace sitting on the corner of my desk. I’ve been very patient but I eventually managed to get chance to start knitting with it. This little cardigan became my go everywhere project….it came out on knit night, sat in the car between school runs and has been on a few car journeys!
I wanted to create a wearable and versatile cardigan that would be light enough for a summer evening and small enough to be folded into a handbag when it wasn’t needed. I knit the lace weight yarn at a loose gauge for a lightweight fabric that would drape really well. Malabrigo lace yarn after blocking ‘blooms’ really well so that the stitches fill in nicely.
I think I’ve ended up with a cardigan that is simple but still has a certain elegance to it. Knit from the top down in one piece with modified raglan shoulder shaping. The front drape is knitted with the piece so all you need to finish when the body is done are the sleeves. I have shown this sample with short sleeves but instructions will also be given in the pattern for 3/4 length sleeves.
I would love to see a version of this cardigan knit with 3/4 length sleeves, if you would like to be the first to knit the longer sleeved version I’ll send the pattern to you. So first 2 responses in the comments will get a free copy of the pattern.