#70 Lush and Lacy Cardigan

Thu's Lush and Lacy Cardigan

Thu N. of Bellingham, WA DSC06580knit her version of #70 Lush and Lacy Cardigan with spectacular results!

Her choice of Filatura Di Crosa Baby Kid Extra in Pale Blue felt like a gamble at first, but as you can see from these finished photos, it was a great choice!

"This was my first lace cardigan. The pattern seemed quite long and intimidating but I decided to take the challenge.

The instructions were pretty straight-forward and not hard to follow. It was a fun project, just enough details to keep it interesting throughout and not too complicated to overwhelm me.

I even finished it sooner than anticipated. Though I was unsure how the cardigan would look since I used a completely different yarn, it turned out really nice and airy, exactly how I wanted it. I'm extremely happy with this pattern. ;-)" -- Thu V.

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DSC06581Thanks, Thu. I LOVE your version! Is looks so soft and flattering. Definitely makes me want to knit up this pattern again! 

See ALL the different versions of the #70 Lush and Lacy Cardigan that have been featured on the SweaterBabe.com Blog. This is a very versatile pattern that works in completely different types of yarns!

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What a difference the yarn makes!

And believe it or not, here is the same #70 Lush and Lacy Cardigan (as from Mimi F. below), but knit in a thinner Linen blend yarn!

This finished project from Beth G. of Rockwell, TX is just so different because of her yarn choice!

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"I am attaching three photos of the Lush and Lacy Cardigan that I knit in Louet Euroflax for my daughter. She loves this sweater and gets lots of compliments on it. I have it posted as one of my projects on Ravelry at https://www.ravelry.com/projects/stashi/70-lush-and-lacy-cardigan. It has been selected as a favorite 33 times." -- Beth G. from Rockwall, Texas.

Beth used Euroflax ("The Euroflax is a little stiff when knitting, but softens up beautifully with great sheen and drape, especially after washing," says Beth.) in a color called Eggplant.

"Very clear, easy to follow Instructions. Many interesting features held my interest. Wonderful shaping for a great fit.

I first saw this sweater at the DFW Fiberfest in April 2009. A young woman was wearing it, and I actually chased her down to find out what pattern it was. I think she had knit it in cotton -- knew my daughter would love it!"

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Thanks, Beth! I love seeing this in such a different yarn. The Euroflas makes it a very pretty, very lacy spring/summer piece! And the Eggplant color is such a vibrant, nice purple/lilac shade to brighten up an outfit.

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Lovely Lush and Lacy Cardigan

Here's a lovely finished #70 Lush and Lace Cardigan from knitter, Mimi F. She followed the pattern as is, but used a very pretty lilac shade of Debbie Bliss yarn. Great drape and fit!

Pelly_Lush_Lace_Cardi Hi "Katherine, I'm so excited that you like your design! I only knit one, as it's the same sweater in all the photos. Yarn [I used] was Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk Aran, and somehow I used 10 skeins in lavender.

The pattern was so beautiful, and I really enjoyed knitting it. Only tip would be to pay attention to placement of the front pockets, as mine are slightly askew.

I love your patterns and totally look forward to knitting more of them over the years. Thanks again."-- Mimi F, Oakland, CAPelly_Lush_Lace_Cardi2 Pelly_Lush_Lace_Cardi4

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Two Projects from Theresa!

Theresa P. of Westwood, Lassen County, CA knit TWO SweaterBabe.com patterns and sent them in to share. See her lovely results and how she made them her own!!Teresa_Dram_Lace

First is the #112 Dramatic Lace Wrap Cardigan, one of my most popular knitting patterns. The striking blue shade is really beautiful.

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She used KnitPicks Andean Silk in Aegean.

"I so love working your patterns and have purchased many of them. I find the repeat charts you include with your patterns make it so easy to keep my place, especially working with the laces and cables.

The written instructions are very clear as well. The designs are so beautiful and I find myself saying 'just one more row' over and over, just to see the pattern come to life. " -- Theresa P.Theresa_Dram_Lace3 Theresa_Dram_Lace4

Theresa also chose the same yarn, KnitPicks Andean Silk, but in Cinnamon (unfortunately, a discontinued color) for this second knitting project she sent in. This one is the #70 Lush and Lacy Cardigan knitting pattern.

"I just loved the beautiful pattern on this sweater but, living in the mountains, wanted a long-sleeved sweater.

Using your easy to understand, clearly written directions, I made a raglan sleeve with the pattern the whole length of the raglan sleeve. I also left off the pockets and created a button and buttonhole band on the front of the sweater. I get so many compliments when I wear this sweater." -- Theresa P.

Theresa_Lush_Lacy Theresa_Lush_Lacy2 It looks great as a long-sleeved cardigan with the lace panels extended! Great job!!! Yes - mods are great if you can easily transform a pattern to make it so much more wearable for where you live and how you need to dress!Theresa_Lush_Lacy3 Theresa_Lush_Lacy4

Thanks, Theresa, for sharing your fabulous knitting projects!

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Kathy's Lush and Lacy Cardigan

Sweater 011_500 Here's another version of the really popular #70 Lush and Lace Cardigan, which I published in 2007!  It's been a consistent bestseller ever since.

"Dear SweaterBabe, I'd been searching for months for a lightweight but lovely sweater when I came across SweaterBabe.com.

I fell in love with this design [#70 Lush and Lacy Cardigan], and for the first time ordered an online item.

I loved the pattern the moment I saw it. The directions were easy to follow and interesting enough to keep me hooked. I lengthened it a bit to fit me and added one more set of buttons.

I've received many compliments on the finished project, and I can't wait to start another." -- Kathy F., Coldstream, BC.

Kathy used Bernat Satin in a color called Silk. Back view_500

Thanks, Kathy for sharing your finished project!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Berry Nice Cardigan!

DSC01169_600 Here's another Lush and Lacy Cardigan to inspire!  The rich berry color makes for a really striking cardigan!

"Good morning from a warm and sunny South Africa... I bought the lush and lacy cardigan pattern from your website and since my mother in law, Betsie, is a much more experience knitter I convinced her to knit it for me as a birthday gift!

As we live in South Africa we had to guess at the type of wool as our brands differ from yours.

We settled on this wool - it is thicker than a double knitting wool and my mother in law adjusted the pattern a little bit by leaving off the pockets and we decided to make loops for the buttons.

I absolutely love the cardigan and wear it winter (as you see here with a polo neck underneath!), autumn, spring and every other opportunity I get!" -- Christina H. from Johannesburg, South Africa.

The yarn used was Stylecraft Life Chunky in Cranberry 2319.

Love your color choice!  That would brighten up any day, regardless of the weather!  Thanks, Christina and thank you to your MIL, Betsie, for such a lovely job knitting it!

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Tanja's Lush and Lacy Cardigan

Here's another version of the ever-popular #70 Lush and Lacy Cardigan, from an accomplished knitter in Sweden! IMG_1635_650c

Tanja L., from Stockholm, Sweden, knit her Lush and Lacy Cardigan in Marks & Kattens Eco Wool in color 1979, offwhite.

Here are her comments and great mods:
"I love the design. The pattern was very well written and easy to follow.

I made some changes to the front part and excluded the pockets, I wanted the front to match the stunning detail of the back and I had no problems adjusting the pattern.

I made the Lush and Lacy Cardigan with a small change in the front part.

I got so many nice comments wearing it to a yarnfair late this autumn and I felt great wearing it. I used Marks & Kattens Eco wool and it really turned out just as I hoped for.

Thanks for really nice design and I will order some more patterns shortly. I have a few waiting as well but I can´t help myself...

I forgot to mention that I made the change with the buttons as well (easy to see of course) I actually found in my stash some very old, very simply handmade buttons from around the 1940-50 th´s. My grandmother in law (if you say that in english) had them and when she passed away and I got them from my mother in law. They fit perfect to this style and I couldn´t be more pleased. "

Thanks, Tarja!  Nicely done!!

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Chloe's Lush & Lacy Cardigan

Chloe M. of Goleta, CA knit her gorgeous version of the #70 Lush and Lacy Cardigan using a little more than 5 skeins of Elsebeth Lavold Classic Al in Ecru.

Here's what she has to say about the pattern: "I loved this pattern; it was clearly written and had enough going on to keep my interest. Plus I learned how to make pockets!"

Thanks, Chloe, for the great photos!  The cardigan fits you well and the yarn you chose showcases the stitch and seaming details nicely, IMHO!

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Finished Lush & Lacy Cardigan Photos

Another lovely finished Lush & Lacy Cardigan from a knitter in Canada:

"Dear Katherine,

Thanks so much for the beautiful Lush & Lacy pattern! I'm attaching pics of my finished piece to show you. It was a great pattern, easy knit, and turned out more than wearable. I'm looking forward to future pattern releases from you so I can knit, knit, knit!"

-- Christina knitsabeautifullife.com

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Looks great!  A sweet color choice.


Customer’s Finished Project - the Lush and Lacy Cardigan

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Dear Katherine,Attached are some photos of myself wearing the sweater knitted from your pattern, which I loved doing!

It was great fun, in part because your instructions were extremely detailed & clear all the way. I knitted it in Merinos Otto "Shadow", an extrafine merino.

Oddly, I needed only about 800 yards, although I got the gauge you suggested. Also - I ended up modifying the neckline in a couple of ways; it felt too loose & floppy knitted in the same needle size as the body of the sweater, & the decreases at the front looked too angled.......so I did it over in 2 needle sizes down, twice as many rows, with decreases on alternate rows rather than on every row. It came out fitting perfectly.

I would note that I have felt like a walking advertisement for your website. I have had at least half a dozen women ask me how to get this pattern; I also had one offer to buy my sweater on the spot (the answer was no, but thanks.....).

I look forward to knitting more of your designs.

Pamela Yu
knitter in Austin, TX

Lush and Lacy Cardigan Knitting Project

Lush and Lace Cardigan Knitting Project