As I work diligently on my Two-Toned Shell (about halfway done and so far looking good); my LAST pair of driving mitts for my daughter's friend, and my first pair of toe-up socks (more on those later), I had the opportunity to take a look at a great new pattern from SweaterBabe.com!
The Dramatic Lace Wrap Cardigan will be available for purchase shortly from Sweaterbabe, but she kindly allowed me to take an advance look.
I have made SweaterBabe patterns before (my favorite is the Talia Vest, which appeared on Knitty.com--I liked it so much that I made it twice, onceT for me and once for my daughter) and I can't recommend her careful directions and unique designs enough.
The Dramatic Lace Wrap Cardigan is a top-down design with, as SweaterBabe describes it, "a kimono-like air," featuring 3/4 sleeves, and lacy, drapy front panels that can be wrapped around your waist, "pinned creatively," or left hanging in an elegant drape.
The back also features the big, lacy leafy design.
The pattern features sizing from XS (28-30" Bust) through 3x (52-54"), so your perfect fit should be achievable. As usual, there are also detailed explanations of all stitches featured in the pattern and large, clear charts. The yarn is knit in worsted merino (the sample used KnitPicks Swish Worsted, but the possibilities seem endless here) and can really serve as an all-season piece to layer over anything from a tank to a base layer sweater.
I can't wait to make the Dramatic Lace Leaf Wrap! For more information about this pattern, go to www.SweaterBabe.com. Photos here courtesy of SweaterBabe.