Thursday, January 26, 2017

New Pattern: Drafter's Cardigan

Have you seen the spring Knitscene? I'm thrilled that my Drafter's Cardigan is on the cover!

Drafter's Cardigan by Bonnie Sennott

When I began designing this piece, I envisioned a pretty lace cardigan with retro flair but contemporary appeal—a classic you could wear with almost anything, in any season.

It's knit in Plucky Knitter Traveler Sport—a luscious, hand-dyed blend of merino, silk, and yak fibers with a lovely sheen and drape. I felt it worked equally well for the ribbing, lace, and stockinette. And it's incredibly "pettable."

The Drafter's Cardigan is worked in one piece from the bottom up to the armholes, then the fronts and back are worked separately. The set-in sleeves are worked in the round from the top down, using short-rows to shape the sleeve caps. This method allows you to try on the sleeves as you go and get exactly the length you prefer.

The scoop neck is finished off with a reverse stockinette band—one of my favorite neck treatments. I love its clean and simple look. 

I think of this as my Call the Midwife sweater because I was working my way through the show on Netflix while knitting it. It would look great on any of the nurses at Nonnatus House—everybody from Trixie to Chummy—don't you think? (It's probably too fancy for the sisters, though.)

The print edition is in yarn shops and bookstores now; the digital edition is available from Interweave.

Photos courtesy F&W Media/Harper Point Photography


hfrank007 said...

Congrats! Lovely cardi-

Bonnie said...

Thank you!