18 May 2015

quick + purly: 5 linen cardigans

I'm sorry to be late publishing this for you - Saturday's trunk show took up all of my bandwidth, but it also inspired this q+p, since Jill has loads of wonderful summer-weight yarns (lots with linen) at Yarns in the Farms. Since it is beginning to feel a lot like summer, here are some lovely options for you...

This ended up being a more challenging search than I had expected. As a woman with an ample endowment, those waterfall cardigans don't often work for me, nor do all those little top-down things that only button at the top. V-necks and U-necks are more flattering for m, though I think they are a little more challenging to design.

  1. Fine Sand by Heidi Kirrmaier $6.80 USD 
    Open-front but with enough fabric to flatter
  2. Le Jardin Cardi by Hélène Rush $6.25 USD 
    Love the different stitch patterns
  3. Kowloon Cardigan by Connie Chang Chinchio $7 USD 
    Great shape and special collar/buttonband
  4. Morning Glory by Pam Allen $6 USD 
    Just enough little details to make this special
  5. Silver Ghost by Annamária Ötvös $6.50 USD 
    This looks like one of those patterns you might make again and again
All images from patterns' Ravelry pages. No copyright infringement intended. I just want to spread the love!

What cardigan would you want to knit and wear this summer? Let me know in the comments.

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


  1. I'm with you - having the extra endowment thing going on - I don't always do well with the waterfall concept. I very much like Silver Ghost and hadn't seen that one before so thanks for the nod there!

    1. My pleasure! I hadn't seen it before, either, but it jumped right out as a great knit. xoxo, k


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