Friday, January 7, 2011

Pacific Surfliner Lace Cardigan

I love lace and cardigans, so I tried to combine both in this cardigan. I designed and knitted this cardigan on repeated trips on the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train that goes between Los Angeles to San Diego, thus its name...

The cardigan’s instructions are given bottom-up in seamless knitting construction (you join the back and sleeves where the raglan starts). The pattern can be easily changed for a top-down knit. Once the back and sleeves are finished, sts are picked up from the edges to knit the lace fronts sideways.

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Cascade 220 Superwash(100% Superwash Wool) (220 yds/skein)

Yardage Needed: 1200 (1300, 1400, 1500, 1600) yards

Gauge: 16 sts & 26 rows – 4” in stockinette (Cascade 220 Superwash has a posted gauge of 20-22 sts/4” but by knitting the yarn at a looser gauge, 16 sts/4”, it has a lovely drape.)

Celtic Braid Child's Top-Down Sweater

This is one of my favorite patterns that I have designed because it has such a pretty braid and cabling in the front. It is a fairly easy knit, so don't be afraid to try it. The sweater is knit top-down, thus you are able to try it on as you knit it and thus are able to custom fit the sweater to the child's exact size.

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Sizes 2T(3T, 4T, 5T, 6, 7/8)
Cascade 220 Superwash
Yardage 2(2, 3, 4, 4) skeins/ approximately 420 (450, 500, 600, 700, 800) yards
Gauge: 20 sts = 4"