This design was inspired by the world of Beatrix Potter, hobbits and my own childhood memories of my grandmother’s cottage garden. A lovely, girly cardigan with just enough lace to make it special, but not so much that it becomes fussy and gets in the way of garden adventures!
This garment is knit seamlessly from the top down, with knit-as-you-go button bands. The pattern gives the option to work a few short rows at the back neck for a more fitted neckline. The yoke is worked flat using raglan increases then sleeve stitches are put on hold while the body of the cardigan is worked in one piece, with a lace band just below the underarms. The sleeve stitches are then worked in the round.
Casting on, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, knitting in the round, yarn over, working a simple lace pattern (both a chart and written instructions are provided), binding off.