Saturday, September 4, 2010

New Pattern: Boysenberry

Boysenberry 2

This adorable waist-length cardigan was brought to my mind by the designs of the 1950’s, when accentuating a tiny waistline was the fashion. The allover lattice pattern and seed stitch accents are simple and striking. The collar flows into the front bands, which are folded back and sewn at the waist edge, creating two small pockets. The pockets may not be truly useful for holding anything other than your hands, but for me, that’s all they really need to do.

The pattern is available at Tangled Magazine or Ravelry for $6.50.

IBoysenberry Cardigan

To fit bust size 32 (36, 40, 44)"

Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport (100% wool; 184 yd [168 m]/1.76 oz [50 gm]: Color 157 boysenberry; 7 (8, 9, 10) skeins.

Size US 5 [3.75 mm]: straight
Size US 3 [3.25 mm]: straight

2 stitch markers
2 stitch holders
tapestry needle

24 sts and 38 rows = 4” [10 cm] in lattice pattern on size 5 needles
13 sts and 24 rows = 2” [5 cm] in seed st on size 3 needles