Happy Saturday to you all! The snowfall from this past week is almost all melted around here, and spring is feeling just a bit more of a reality than it did a week ago. Yay! I know a lot of you already have lots of blossoms and blooms happening in the garden. That sounds wonderful!
My latest cardigan from the “Rosies and Lavender” ensemble has been published. It uses fingering weight yarn and can be worn as a cardigan or reversed to look like a pullover. I reworked the neckline to dip in a little bit, so it does not cut across the neck. The lace panels are on the back, sleeves, and along the front edges. The sewn bind off keeps the hemlines stretchy so that the lace can remain open and beautiful.
The lace stitch panels are only 9 stitches wide with lace rows worked on two right side rows every 6 rows. You are not constantly knitting lace stitches. I also have the lace stitches written in a vertical format that I find easy to follow. They are also graphed. To alleviate mistakes, I added instructions for using ring markers to mark off your lace panels so that you can count your stitches immediately after knitting those stitches. The rows that each of the two different lace rows are worked on are also noted on the charts and graph. I try to make knitting these lace panels as foolproof as possible as I tended to forget yarn overs or decreases. This method works for me every time.
You can purchase the pattern on my website, cindyricedesigns.com.
I wish you all a fantastic weekend (even if you still have snow on the ground)! Thanks for stopping by, friends!