Available in Afternoon Tea Volume Two!
This pullover started as a pretty different idea – here’s my original sketch and swatch.
The main idea was using two strands of sweetgeorgia merino silk lace held together in different shades, in order to blend the colours nicely and create a lightweight fabric. Originally I was going to do just one front cable panel, a boatneck, and an asymmetrical draping panel in the front. I actually did knit up most of the sweater with just one cable panel, but I decided that having two in the front would better accomplish my goal – cinching in the sweater a bit at the waist.
I also made the cable much longer (more rounds) than my original idea. I sort of made up the cable as I went along (making sure to write it all down) – as much as it’s a good idea to write the pattern first then knit it, I get a lot of satisfaction out of just knitting without as much planning!
The deep v-neck is a neckline I find flattering on a lot of people, and if it’s too deep for you it’s easy to layer a cami or shirt underneath. Or you can make the neck shallower by working the neck increases closer together, and joining in the round earlier.
Did I mention that the merino silk lace is just sooooo soft? It’s super cozy while still being light and breathable.