Friday, May 29, 2009
Cascading Leaves Cardigan
Pattern: Cascading Leaves Cardigan by Tonia Barry
Yarn: Classic Elite Classic Silk (a cotton/silk blend) from the stash
Now, I knit socks and I knit lace but this cardigan blew Tom out of the water. He could. not. get over that I made it.
It does look lovely on the sewing mannequin, which is a buffer version of moi. The sweater required a little tailoring: the shoulders needed to lose a little over 2" on each side and probably would benefit from a pair of light shoulder pads. I'm also thinking of taking in the side seams just a touch.
The leaf detail was easy peasy lemon squeezy and spiced up the stockinette both in the knitting and in the end result.
There's a lot to love about this cardigan but the best of all is the sleeve detail.
It's unexpected and so pretty.
Posted by Helen at 7:57 PM