|My Bronte in +Rowan Yarns Softyak DK!|
|If you like Moss Stitch,|
this design is for you!
|The cable and lace panels on the front pieces|
add detail and interest!
(I saved the fronts to knit last.)
|The waist and sleeves feature a fancy psso rib!|
|While the neckline is finished with stocking stitch |
and the button bands are k2p2 rib!
|Buttoned up, you really see the lacey diamond pattern!|
|This design was originally knit in Rowan's Summerlite DK yarn!|
I love the firm twist of this cotton!
|I chose to knit it in the Softyak DK - it's a chainette yarn, cotton and yak that knits up like a wool yarn! (It has a bit of give while knitting and I loved that!)|
Bronte, from the Summerlite DK collection by Martin Storey!
This cardigan is detailed, stylish, can be worn casually (as shown in the photos above where I wear it over a sleeveless light knit top over linen pants) and it would look great over a summer dress!
If you'd like to see all of the designs in these two collections...click through to the Rowan web site....
Both collections give yarn quantities for both yarns!
Now I have to decide what's next? I have fallen behind with my Marie Wallin Fair Isle Blanket squares, but I also have some Pure Linen that wants to be a summer top!
What do you think?
(with Lackie and Daisy at her feet, because it is extremely hot outside and we are in the basement chilling)
It's always a bit intimidating to put photos of yourself out there on social media. Yes, the idea is to show your finished knit off, to display how it looks on a real person.
I am a size 16 (there I said it) and as I like to see knitters modelling their creations, I want you to see how my finished sweaters fit on me.
By full bust measurement, I should have knit the 20 or 22 even. Remember the Amy Herzog KAL? I watched Amy's videos and one thing jumped out for me. Measure under your arms (over your bust line) and use that measurement to pick your size!!!
I measure 42" there, so I knit the size 18 for a 42" bust!
On me, this size fits with negative ease...which I could have adjusted by putting in extra stitches just in the bust area. As I didn't think a summer cardigan would be worn buttoned up all that often, I decided to knit it as is.
I LOVE THE FIT!
I LOVE THE FIT!
Sometimes the hubby takes photos, sometimes I ask my friend Reneé if she has some free time (she's a busy working Mom!)
I am so grateful to Reneé. She has that sweet spot in her home that gives a fabulous neutral background and the greatest light! She does not hesitate to climb up on a half wall at the top of her staircase and give me great art direction!
Renee is also my Jamberry enabler, er rep....here I am wearing Pomegranate Pop . It's been over a week since these photos were taken, I'm still got my Pomegranate Pop nails!
Here's a link to Renee's Jamberry page.