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Top-Down Cardigan Sometimes, a superDainty_Sleeve_Beaded_Top3_400 gorgeous yarn just has me stumped!

What design can I come up with that will allow me to make the most of the yarn's beauty?!

Well, here is the result of many hours of racking my brain to create a piece that justifies the use of such a lovely yarn… Tilli Tomas’ Symphony Lace. The color is Midnight Borealis, which is a stunning shade of purple (or amethyst?) with subtle blue accents in it and lots of sparkly iridescent beads scattered throughout. 

This cardigan is a top-down design, lending itself to easy adjustments to suit your needs. I make mine a longer, tunic length with tiny sleeves so it would layer well oSymphony_Lace2_350ver a skinny strapped evening dress or a tank and slim pants.

The lace pattern is a lovely open leaf design that I'm very pleased with.  The open sections are a wonderful contrast to the more closed center section.

This is a versatile pattern that would work equally well with a simpler yarn. . . ideally still lace weight to really bring out the airy-ness.

Maybe even in cream or white for a summer wedding?

Pattern to be released soon… likely at the beginning of July. Be sure to sign up for my email updates at http://www.sweaterbabe.com to be notified of it's release!

OR Fave it on Ravelry.com so you won't forget about this one! http://www.ravelry.com/projects/SweaterBabe/beaded-tunic-vest 

** AND NOW FOR THE CONTEST DETAILS! **

I need help naming this pattern! As you may know, I tend to use long descriptive names for my patterns. . . but this one is defying me.  I can't think of a name that will give it justice!

So, to enter this contest, please do one or BOTH of the following by 9pm PST, July 6th, 2012:

1) Use Pinterest to pin this blog post and in the "describe this pin" area, enter #SweaterBabe.com (required, or I won't be able to find your entry!) AND your proposed name.  * PLEASE be sure you are on my email list, so that when I announce the winners, you can claim your prize if you entered through Pinterest (as I can't contact you directly).

(If you don't know what Pinterest it, then skip to 2!)

2) Enter a suggested name as a comment on this blog post.

Short names, long names are all good!

After July 6th, the person with the winning name will win a copy of this PDF pattern + 3 months of free membership in the SweaterBabe.com Knitting Club!

I'll also pick 3 random entries to win a free PDF copy of the pattern.

 Good luck to all and can't wait to hear the suggestions. . .

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*** 7/9/12 ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS! ***

THE WINNING NAME FOR THIS PATTERN IS. . . Whispering Lace Leaves Cardigan, submitted by Dianne Shiozaki through Pinterest. Congrats Dianne! You  win the PDF pattern + 3 months of membership in the SweaterBabe.com Knitting Club!

There were SOOO many to chose from, I went ahead and chose 3 runner-ups to each win a copy of the pattern too:
1) Gossamer Trellis, from Loreen O., who posted on the blog 6/25/12.
2) Cascading Wisterias, from Lani Smith, who posted on 6/21/12.
3) Shimmery Midnight Dream, from Susan, who posted on 6/21/12. (pretty name, but when I add "by SweaterBabe.com," it can becomes a bit "adult-only" LOL ;-)

Congrats to all and thanks for a making this such a fun contest!

AND of course, this pattern is now available for all:
See the NEW #141 Whispering Leaves Lace Top-Down Cardigan in the pattern shop!

P.S. This is July 2012's pattern download for members of the SweaterBabe.com Knitting Club. Not a member? JOIN in July and get this new pattern right away as part of your $7.99/month membership!

 

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Comments

vhl girl

I think "BUDS AND BRANCHES" would be a good name for this lace sweat.

Beth Welsh

Violet Shrugged-- a play on Ayn Rand's famous tome-- for a design as as stirring and timeless.

Charlotte Bevilacqua

Enchanted Elegance......

Barbie

Hi, I would call it "Twilight Mist"

Kris

Guess my thoughts were more cheeky than the romantic ideas here. I thought of "follow my tracks" as the sweater back was so lovely I thought it would make one want to follow it.

Lynda Taylor

It is such a lovely design and yarn that you used.
I would name it
Symphony Leaves Lace Cardigan.

Teckla

How about Drifting Leaves Caress Cardigan? It's just beautiful; so feminine. I love lace and your beautiful patterns that inspire me to keep learning! You have wonderful talent and I'm so glad you are willing to share your ideas. Keep up the great work!

SherryM

Dancing Leaves Elegant Summer Cardigan

Margay

When I first saw it, I thought Waterfall Symphony.

Susie

Midnight Sparkle or Dreamy Cascades or some combination of both

Singercait22

OOOOO... how about LUSCIOUS WAVES CARDY

kathy grun

Pam

My first thought was 'Purple Majestry' as it seems very regal to me.

J Philley

just posted my suggestion:

Kalaci (Ka - laci) Queen of Cardigans. Her openness belies her strength.

Kris C

Leila Lacey Cardi

J Philley

Kalaci Queen of Cardigans - sister to Kalessi Queen of Dragons

Holly

I would call this lovely pattern Smoke Feathers!

Brandi

Angel wings.

Phyll

it looks like "Gossamer leaves" to me .

Anne P.I.

I, too, got dragons on the brain when I saw the shimmering scale-like pattern. Dragonflight at Dusk?

Deena

How about "Ladders & Lace beaded tunic" ?

Thx for letting us help you "name that knit!"

carmen

just heavenly!

carmen

lacy waves for lazy summer days

Iris Hirsch

Dragon Tracks - The back looks like dragon's footprints!

Loreen O.

Gossamer Trellis. Loved the way it glistens.

Birgitta V

Summer Leaves

Suzette Reagan

Trailing vines. Absolutely beautiful pattern.

Peggy Roberson

I saw the cardigan, and two names came to mind -- Shooting Flames Lace, and Purple Vinefest. I came right to the comment box to enter!! It's a beautiful cardigan, and I love doing lace patterns!!

Terah

How about Ethereal Fern Cardigan. The patterning is reminiscent of a fern, but the overall look is light and ethereal. Beautiful!

Tara Irwin

When I first saw this "Lacy Days" was what ame to mind.

Della Martin

Beaded Inverted Braids

The lace pattern reminded me of upside down, Dutch, or inverted hair braids - with beading.

Lori Veteto

My first thoughts upon seeing the pictures were transparent and wings, so how about Transparent Wings Cardigan or Transparent Wings Tunic? Regardless...beautiful!!!

Diane

Shear Leaves

handmadebysue

I would call this beautiful lace cardigan design, "Follow the Arrow". It would be a dream-come-true to win the pattern.

Caeli

"Fluttering Moonlight Cardigan"

georgia

borealis summer romance

georgia

twlights sea flower, seaweed grows up to the surface the center panel reminds me of that.

georgia

midnight borealis sea flower

SUE CARLTON-JONES

TWILIGHT ZONE----SAYS IT ALL!!

Susie

Not sure if this was mentioned yet or not, but how about the name "Still Waters"? The lace reminds me of water flowing in a stream. Such a beautiful cardigan!

Sally J.

Divine beaded symphony cardigan - because it is simply divine!

Claudia Louise

The first thing that came to mind - 'Mid Summers Night Dream'

judi h

Smoky Mountain Mist Wrap? Lovely garment!

Petra Frohnert

I suggest "Aitheria", old greek meaning: "of the wind", in greek mythology one of the daughters of Helios, God of the sun ... it's because of the lightness of the pattern an of your knitting with that fine yarn...

Mrs. Sharon Ashworth

When I saw this pattern,I said,let's name this lace cardigan "Over the Waves, On we go!"

Dawn

Sultry Lace Cardigan

Jo Ann Seidman

My suggestion would be "Willow Cardigan" named for the Weeping Willow tree.

Shirley

twin panel tunic

Lou

Ambrosia... Makes you think of something delightful to have.

Alice

Well, I'm gonna keep it short and sweet.

I would name it: Lola

The design on the back kinda looked like a "L" and I thought Lola.

Gloria Bredthauer

Frosted Vines Lace Cardigan

Gloria Bredthauer

"Frosty Vines Lace Cardigan", if you prefer.

Louise C

Willow Lace Top-Down Cardigan

To me, the long, vertical lace panels evoke an image of the delicate, trailing branches of a weeping willow, gently waving in a light breeze.

Suzi Mock

Your purple symphony cardigan is exquisite. My name for it would be
"Elegant Cascading Leaves Cardigan"

Kara

Back It Up Lace Cardigan.

Stephanie Cecil

I would call it what it is and that's "Top Down Delicate Trellis Leaf Design Cardigan" then it's easy to recognise. It is rather beautiful isn't it?

Sheila Sanchez

Dew Drops on the Heather

Darlene Winther

I love this beautiful new pattern and can't wait until it is available to buy! My friend and I already have our yarn picked out!

I like names that hint at what the piece is, ease of looking up online or wherever.
What comes to mind is "Twinkle Leaves Lacy Lite Cardigan" or my husband likes "Touch of Autumn Leaves".

Hannah B

Shimmering Grapevine ("shimmering" because of the beads.)

Norma Axel

The Perfect Cardigan for all Seasons! That's what I would call it..a lovely pattern.

Carmen

Indigo nights

catherine Björnberg

I would call it Laughing Brook as the pattern makes me think of a swift running brook with the beads as droplets dancing in the sun. Very nice.

Jan

It reminds me of the willow trees that used to grow in our yard. I suggest "Wind in the Willows".

Sharon Koger

Autumn Dreams. I have started what is usually my August knitting hibernation. It's too hot to enjoy the outdoors unless you are in a pool. I can't wait for Fall !

Laurel White

I don't think any of our names do it justice, but I rather like AMETHYST DREAM CARDIGAN

Jenn

Graceful and elegant beaded cardigan

Katherine

Wowwee!! Thanks for all the wondefully creative and inspiring name suggestions! I will have a very hard time deciding on the winner, but will do so in a few days! Announcement will be made here and in the SweaterBabe.com newsletter. Good luck!

Knitting Needle Sizes

Wow! This beautifully made cardigan is absolutely stunning and I can't get my eyes from watching those photos. A long name would seem perfect to this masterpiece. I would suggest "Stunning Lace Tunic".

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