Sneak peak..

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.

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12 thoughts on “Sneak peak..

  1. Like you, I also have several skeins of the Malabrigo Lace yarn, and have been waiting for a suitable project. I love this cardi – especially the way it drapes from the shoulders. The 3/4 length sleeve option sounds really stylish. Your designs are great – please keep them coming.

  2. Drafted iPhone won’t open the pic and I’m dying to see it to see if I’d be up to making it. Agghh!! Frustration is…. :)
    Máiréad ( “fourboys” on Ravelry)

  3. If I’m not too late…I’d love to test knit ! Love your patterns !

  4. Hi, let me know if you still need a willing test knitter. Looks lovely on you:)

  5. This is just my style, very J. Jill, I am thinking of using Wollmeise Lace rather than Malabrigo – and will be knitting the 3/4 length sleeves – I am not confident enough to show my upper arms.

  6. Let me know if you would be interested in a test knitter for full length sleeves :) I love the orange, and like you and others have malabrigo sock yarn stashed in my drawer waiting for a home.

  7. Very stylish but simple. May just have to make more then one. When will the pattern be available?

  8. Hi, first time here, but had to comment on how much I love this pattern.

    I’ve just finished two cardigans with similar features – both of which had elements which I did not like. This cardigan embodies the features I love about those two projects, whilst eliminating the things I didn’t like at the same time!

    It’s so wearable – in Australia it’s the kind of layering is really useful in winter, as the days are often hot one minute and cold the next. You’re always peeling off and adding on layers throughout the day.

    I’m so going to knit this next..

    So, instead of doing another featherweight in pearl ten laceweight malabrigo – which is next in my mental queue, I’m going to do this instead.

  9. I absolutely love Adrift! It’s the perfect style and weight for our very Irish weather here in Oregon, USA. :)

    If you still need someone to test knit the 3/4 sleeve version, I would be happy to!

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