Named after the Turkish leylak, the lilac tree, is this flowery cabled a-line cardigan with sidewings. The delicate cables, by Norah Gaughan, reminiscent of the lilac blossoms adorn the fronts, the back and the sleeves. Leylak ends in reverse stockinette stitch in a deep round neckline with a double neck- and buttonband. The jacket is knitted in the divine hand dyed Walk Collection Merino DK yarn, in pieces and seamed for the ultimate fit. To crown Leylak, make the cowl to act as a collar in excess yarn held together with the stunning Kid Mohair Lace.
Yarn: Walk Collection, Merino DK (100% Superwash Merino, 100 g, 225 m/246 yds)
Gauge: 22 sts and 30 rows in st st using a 4 mm/US 6 with Merino DK, after blocking measures 10 cm/4” square.
Notes: The cardigan, knitted in Merino DK, is worked back and forth in separate pieces and seamed. The asymmetric lower body has extra width in each side - sidewing - that is bound off.