The latest project off of my knitting needles is this high-low glittery cardigan. I've never used sequins in my knitting, so trying out this Disco Lights yarn from Tilli Tomas was quite awesome! Big thanks to Melinda of Unwound: Unique Yarns and Accessories yarn shop in Blowing Rock, NC, who sponsored this pattern and introduced me to this fabulous yarn!
Oh - and the high-low isn't referring to the short sleeve vs. long sleeve! Ha ha. My finished cardigan is actually a long sleeved one (well, technically "bracelet length"!), but I wanted to take some photos of the cardigan with a short sleeve, so I can include that option in the finished pattern.
This cardigan also features a mix of textures.
I worked the fronts in Garter stitch, as it is a lovely contrast to the glittery little sequins. The back of the cardigan is mostly Stockinette stitch, with a little nipped in waist detail and a little bit of lace.
I used short rows to shape the back curved hem. And yes, this is a top-down design, so you can play with the sleeve lengths for sure!
Watch for this pattern release in early fall!
*** GIVEAWAY Details! ***
WHEN this pattern gets released, I will send out PDF copies to THREE winners randomly chosen from all comments on this blog post.
To enter this giveaway, please Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter (include the hashtag #sweaterbabe in your Tweet so we can track it) OR post a comment here by 9pm PST, August 7th, 2011. One comment per person, please.
Tell us which sleeve length you would knit? Have you tried out Tilli Tomas or other beaded/sequined yarns before?
*** August 30th Winners Announced! ***
The pattern is NOW available!! Find it at: http://www.sweaterbabe.com/knitting-patterns/high-low-glam-cardigan.htm.
But first, check if you are one of the 3 winners of this PDF pattern. . . the 3 randomly chosen winners are:
Frederica Z, who commented on July 9th;
Charlie Nonhof, who commented on July 9th; and
Suzanne Reichel, who commented on July 15th.
Congrats to the 3 of you! I've emailed you the PDF of this pattern. Woohoo!