#112 Dramatic Lace Top-Down Wrap Cardigan

Free Review Copies for Bloggers!

5/17/10 update: This pattern is now available at: http://sweaterbabe.com/knitting-patterns/dramatic-lace-top-down-wrap-cardi.htm.  Thanks for your patience and happy knitting!

Hi Knitters!

Dramatic_wrap_cardi_open_350 I’m about to release my latest knitting pattern, the #112 Dramatic Lace Wrap Cardigan.

This cardigan features many elegant and feminine details. It's a top-down, seamless design with bold open lace panels adorning the shaped front sections and back, 3/4 length kimono-like sleeves, and a fitted shape.

The open fronts can be worn wrapped sexily around the waist, left to drape beautifully in front, or fastened in many chic ways with a shawl pin.

This new pattern has gotten a LOT of interest already. (Over 300 people commented on the pre-release blog post!)

Free Review Copies for Bloggers!
If you blog about knitting, would you like a free copy of this new PDF pattern for review*?

I have 5 copies to share with enthusiastic knitters who are willing to write and post reviews of the #112 Dramatic Lace Wrap Cardigan knitting pattern on their blogs.

Interested? Dramatic_wrap_cardigan_350

Please email me at [email protected] with your name and blog URL. I’ll be happy to send you a free copy of the pattern if you think you can commit to posting a short review* of the new pattern by May 20th, 2010.

Happy knitting!

-- Katherine aka Sweater Babe

* A "short review" is blog post commenting on the pattern and design.  If you don't have time to knit any part of the cardigan, you are welcome to use my photos of the pattern in your blog review.


Preview of the Dramatic Lace Top-Down Wrap Cardigan

Here is a great new top-down design that I recently finished and will try to release in May.

Dramatic_wrap_cardi_open_350 Dramatic_wrap_cardi_bk_350 Dramatic_wrap_cardigan_350 The back and sleeves are worked from the top-down first, with a twisted stitch cable rib accenting the front "raglan" seams.

Of course, as with most all of my designs, the waist is shaped for a sexy fit. Increases are placed within the center of the 2 back lace panels to make it interesting.

The sleeves are finished with lace edgings and a stylish 3/4 length.

Then, the fronts are picked up and knit sideways with wide lace panels at the top and bottom.  The shapes are tapered to create a very flattering V-neckline effect and nicely draped fronts when worn open.

This one is knit in Knitpicks Swish Worsted, which blocks out very well.  The stitch definition and softness of the resulting fabric is perfect! 

I'm just starting to write this one up and hope to have it ready in May. 

The design is a bit kimono-like and can be worn in many ways with the use of a shawl pin or strategically placed snaps or buttons.

Share your comments!

** SPECIAL PATTERN GIVEAWAY **

As soon as this pattern is available, I will randomly choose 2 commenters to receive this PDF pattern for free! 

Just post your comment here before 9pm PST, May 9th, 2010.

One comment per person, please.

Good luck! 

** May 17th Winners Announced! **

And the winners of the free copies of this pattern are . . .  commenters Charyl Biggs and sara who commented on 4/13/10!!!

Congrats! I've emailed you both the pattern pdf.

For everyone else, please find this pattern now in the pattern shop at:
http://sweaterbabe.com/knitting-patterns/dramatic-lace-top-down-wrap-cardi.htm

It's a great top-down design to make now!