The “macro lace” Malabrigo cardigan is just off the needles – the picture of efficiency today, I took some photos right away, uploaded them, and here they are!
These are just some kinda rough photos so you can see the shape. I’ll be taking proper photos to go with the pattern soon. The finished pattern probably won’t be available for a couple of weeks though!
Oops, it’s upside down in the photo. But this cardi-shrug thing is reversible from bottom to top, so you can wear it either way! It is dolman-sleeved, which is pretty polarizing, but I happen to be quite pleased with the shape for this particular piece. Plus, it’s super easy.
It’s not really a cardigan in my book because it doesn’t close in the front (although you could make the ribbing longer so it would close). The Malabrigo makes this super comfortable, it’s sort of like wearing a blanket around your shoulders but way more stylish!
The pattern is forthcoming and will be out in July. It will probably have fewer sizes than my usual because the fit is pretty generous and would look great on a variety of body types. Don’t worry though, it’ll still have at least 5 sizes! And the sleeves will be totally adjustable to fit whatever your arm size is.
I’m a 35-36″ bust and this took 4 skeins of Malabrigo. It’s not quite seasonal considering that the weather just decided to start warming up dramatically here, but would be a great summer knit in a cotton or blend!