I knitted this in one piece up to the armholes then separated for the fronts and back and made fake side seams. There is waist shaping, top-down sleeves, one-row two-stitch buttonholes and an i-cord neckline. This is pretty much my usual construction method for cardigans that I make without following a commercial pattern.
I love knitting with this wool (MadelineTosh Sock) and I think this colourway - Espadrilles - is gorgeous, although it's now discontinued and also difficult to photograph. Despite editing these pictures I don't think I've got the colour quite right - it's a lovely deep pinky coral and goes very nicely with my new flamingo skirt!
The lace pattern is from Drops 160-17, but I substituted the column lace from the Honeybee pattern for the cables. Having just knitted both a cabled cardigan and jumper I wanted a break from cables!
Textile Garden - I actually bought them with a different yarn in mind, but decided to use them for this cardigan instead.
|Goes very nicely with Carmen Miranda, Flamingolex, Watermelons! and Tropicanna dresses|