Coal Creek Trail
An elegant yet comfortable top-down cardigan that may be worn open or closed with a shawl pin. The name, Coal Creek Trail, was inspired by the color of the yarn (Plomo by Malabrigo Yarn) as well as the leafy lace pattern along the collar. I can easily imagine wrapping myself up in this cozy cardigan on a cool spring stroll along Coal Creek Trail.
You begin with the provisional cast on at the center back of the collar. Then you will work the collar in two sections to back shoulder width. After, you will pick up stitches for the fronts, sleeves, and back sections along a vertical edge of the collar. Continuing down, you will work the yoke and lace simultaneously. The sleeves are worked as “simultaneous set-in sleeves” as described by Barbara Walker*.*
This pattern includes instructions for optional front pockets, which are large enough to hold your cell phone. This pattern has been written so that it can be easily modified to fit your individual preferences for both length and width.