Elia is worked in the round from the bottom up to the armscyes, where it is split into front and back sections and worked back and forth in rows. It features a shawl collar and set in sleeves (worked flat), with identical cable panels on both the front and back of the sweater. Waist shaping is incorporated into the Stockinette stitch panels that run up the sides of the sweater, for a fitted look. The sample is waist length, but instructions are given for lengthening the bodice by 3 ½” / 9 cm…
This pattern is the fingeringweight version of the Prescott DK cardigan. I’ve set up a promotion (no code needed!) that takes $4 off the cost of the second pattern if you buy the other (you don’t have to buy both at the same time, either, so past purchases do count)
Named for the famous aria sung by the title character in the opera Carmen by Georges Bizet, the Habañera sweater is a top-down, seamless pullover worked in the round with either short or ¾ raglan sleeves. The lace cowl is worked flat separately, and sewn to the neckline after blocking.
This pattern is available as an individual pdf or as part of the Earth Collection. The Long Way Home Cardigan is the third design in my Fall 2011 Earth Collection, which also features the Chalice Cowl and Faraway Blues Wrap. It is a cozy but stylish cardigan that will take off the chill of those first fall days.
Making Waves is a seamless, top-down raglan cardigan with 3/4 sleeves and trimmed with ruching at the fronts & neckline, and fastened with hooks & eyes. It is intended to be worn with 0-2” of negative ease at the bust (positive ease is not recommended since the hooks & eyes require a bit of tension to stay fastened). Shaping of the bodice is done along princess seams at both the front and back of the garment, and the lower edge is finished with a hem.
Summer knitting is for those transitional pieces that will take you from spring’s end to early fall -- and through the office air conditioning in between. Brennan is the perfect little cardigan for the task. It is a circular yoke construction, knit from the bottom up, with sleeves worked in the round. Dart shaping on the front and back of the bodice give it a lovely feminine shape. Finishing is minimal, requiring only seaming or grafting under the arms, where the sleeves meet the body.
Celia is a fitted, top-down, seamless raglan with a modified lace cowl neckline. It is meant to be worn with 0”-2” of negative ease, depending on your fit-preferences. The pattern includes a description of horizontal bust darts (HBDs) as well as general instructions for how to customize your fit with HBDs.
Perfect for those times when you need a little something to take off the chill, Simplicity is a lightweight, flyaway cardigan that can be worn either tied at the waist or with the fronts gently draped to the sides. Knit seamlessly back-and-forth from the top (neck) down to the hem, with raglan 3/4 sleeves, it is intended to be worn with 0-2” of positive ease at the bust (ie. 0-2” larger than the actual bustline). The lower back edge of the bodice is shaped with short rows.
I finished this sweater on Inauguration Day, January 21, 2009. Since it is also my first published design, I named it the “Inaugural Sweater”. It is knit seamlessly from the top-down with raglan shaping, and is meant to be worn with 0-1” of negative ease at the bust and 2”-3” of negative ease at the hips (this is to allow the garment to “open up” at the hips in a bit of an A-line fashion). Knitters wishing to have more ease at the hips can simply omit many (or all) of the decrease rows below…