Monday, February 08, 2010

Another Featherweight ....


.... Cardigan ! Remember the 1st one that I knitted last year ? I just love wearing it so much that I knitted another.

It is such a great pattern - top down & all knitted in one piece & allows for some creativity especially for the bands.

I used a feather & fan stitch pattern for my 1st FW & now a chevron stitch pattern. This cardigan is knitted with a shorter length & shorter sleeves too for a more casual look. I just love how it turned out.....

Once again, I used Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Lace, a merino/cashmere blend which is so soft & nice to knit with. I use only 3/4 of a 1200 yds skein. Knitting lace weight on 3.5 mm needles can be tedious but I just love the feel of the yarn & the relaxing rhythm of stocking stitch.


This pattern is a good template for creating endless versions of a cardigan & I am sure I will be knitting another one !

7 comments:

Amanda said...

Beautiful. I love the creative way you finished the bands.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Love the cardigan!

RoxanneZYG said...

So pretty Ann...I didn't realize you were knitting another one so soon...you're so quick :)

Rachel said...

Wow. Love this knit!

Bogie said...

Very pretty and flattering!

Marguerite said...

That's so beautiful. Love what you did with the bands. Looks like a perfect fit as well.

Anni said...

That is beautiful. I've done a couple of new designs in laceweight on 3.25mm ndls and they didn't take as long as I thought they would.