Showing posts with label Mermaids cardigan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mermaids cardigan. Show all posts

05 October 2015

Pattern: Mermaid's Cardigan

Mermaid's Cardigan by Kathleen Dames
Mermaid's Cardigan on Ravelry $7 (no account necessary)

An elegant cardigan just right for a mermaid. Gentle waist shaping follows your curves, and Fishtail Lace sleeves pique the knitter’s interest. By eliminating sleeve increases, the lace is not too difficult and the sleeves blouse out from an i-cord cast-on. To keep the lines clean and the hems from rolling, the entire cardigan is edged in i-cord.

Mermaid's Cardigan by Kathleen Dames

What you'll love about knitting Mermaid's Cardigan:
  • Stockinette body gives you some lovely, "mindless" knitting, while...
  • The sleeves are filled with knitterly excitement - i-cord and lace!
  • Integrated i-cord is used to great effect to not only smoothly finish your sweater, but to create your cardigan's buttonholes.

What you'll love about wearing Mermaid's Cardigan:
  • Perfectly placed princess-seam waist shaping flatters your figure
  • Lace sleeves give you a bit of ventilation - this is a great transitional cardigan
  • The little puff of sleeve at the cuff - very subtle but very fun

Mermaid's Cardigan by Kathleen Dames

Size/Finished Measurements
Women’s XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X] (shown in size M with no ease)
Chest: 30 [34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54] inches

  • Madeline Tosh tosh dk [100% Superwash Merino Wool 225 yards/206 meters per 50 gram skein]; color: Baltic; 4 [5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8] 
  • One US6/4.0mm 29-inch circular needle (NDLs) 
  • Set of five US6/4.0mm double-pointed needles (DPNs) 
  • Coil-less safety pins/removable stitch markers 
  • Waste yarn or stitch holders 
  • Tapestry needle 
  • Eight 5/8-inch buttons

20 stitches x 28 rows = 4 inches square in Stockinette St.

Skills Needed
  • casting on
  • binding off
  • knitting
  • purling
  • increasing
  • decreasing
  • working i-cord
  • following written or charted instructions for Fishtail Lace pattern (both included)

Mermaid's Cardigan by Kathleen Dames

Technical Editing: Ruth Garcia-Alcantud
Test Knitting: 3catos, elizek
Photography: Nicholas Dames

Everything you need to create your own beautiful Mermaid's Cardigan is provided in the professionally designed (by me!) pattern. Both written and charted versions of the Fishtail Lace stitch pattern are included.

Lovely knitters who purchased this pattern when it was originally released should have received a message from Ravelry that the updated version of the pattern is now in your library. Don't miss the special customer coupon code!

Thanks for stopping by, and happy knitting!

26 November 2013

Today's Sweater: Mermaid's Cardigan

Some of you may think in just coming to selfies late, but really I want to share how much knits are a part of my life. I now have a decent-sized sweater wardrobe (and constantly have plans for more) and put it to use in my private life. 

Today's sweater is my Mermaid's Cardigan, which started out as a vague notion of putting lace sleeves together with a stockinette body. The raglan yoke style seemed the perfect way to meld the two, and the subtle I-cord edging tidied things up nicely (and gave a great starting point to the slight puffs on the sleeve cuffs). 

Tomorrow is a travel day, so we shall see if I am feeling handknit or like I should wear something that can just be thrown in the wash when we arrive (something about air travel these days makes me want a two-liter bottle of water and a long shower when I reach my destination - I think it's taking off my shoes to go through security and, of course, the Petri dish of an airplane). I've got a simple stole to knit en route (very little thinking required) and a cardigan sample to work on while there. Looking forward to some Wooly Wonka yarn knitting time. 

Thanks for stopping by, and happy knitting!
xoxo, Kathleen