Chapter 3 Elegant Lace
“Alone, cable knitting and lace patterns are thrilling to knit. But together? Nothing is more wonderful than the joining of my two favorite techniques.” (Refined Knits )
Oh, this one is just too pretty. It may be my most favorite!
The original stitch pattern was an all over pattern worked in a lace weight. Here is my swatch to see how the design looked with my modifications and how it looked as a stand alone design.
My first thought was just to do one oval on the front and just three on the back. but I decided the pattern was way too pretty not to do more ovals. So I added three more to the back and two more to the front. It made for a delightfully elegant pullover!
I love the way the lace melts into the cables that are carried down the sweater. So lovely and fun!
This pullover is a compound raglan constructed in one piece from the top down.
I have had my eye on this stitch pattern for a long time, there is just something pretty and sweet about it. And the name Lover’s Knot, how can you not like it. I decided it was time to use it and that it would be perfect for an Aran type sweater.
This design came together rather quickly. I knew that I wanted to use the stitch pattern down the front and back, but knew it needed something to frame it, ribbing worked perfect. Thus the soft diamond like shape of the stitch pattern shines out by the vertical lines of the rib stitch. Mix the that with a rustic tweed yarn and you get a simple, feminine version of an Aran pullover.
Keavy is constructed in one piece from the top down with set-in sleeves. The fronts and back are worked separately until the sleeves are started. The top of the sweater is worked flat until the fronts are joined and then it is worked in the round.