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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

Gwtw2005

Lacey Goodness

Angeleena

I think "Driftwood" is perfect for this!! That's the first thing that came to my mind when I saw this... the lace pattern looks like inverted driftwood and the drape of the cardigan around the hips, the way it just drifts around the body is divine!!

Nancy

Dreamy Beaded Top Down Duster

Shannon

Gossamer Vines Cardigan.

It's gorgeous!

Hafsa Meryem Arslan

Fluttering Vine Leaves on Luscious Lace Cardigan

Denise Hinckley

The lace pattern in the back remind me of ferns growing along a stream, the cables in front remind me of the swirls and patterns in the moving water and the beads make me think of the sunlight sparkling on the water. How about Winding Stream?

Janice Naum

Reminds me of forks in a road. How about the road less taken?

Carol Langmesser

"Gossamer Wings with Beads"

I think it is simply Gorgeous & would be fantastic in off-white for a Bride........

Barb L

Trailing Branches

Hafsa Meryem Arslan

Fantasy Flow of Diverse Lacy Leaves Tunic

I like the way this name rolls on the tongue.

Thank you for this kind opportunity you have bestowed on all the people who have commented on this post to have the exciting chance to receive such a brilliant, breathtaking lace pattern!

Karen A

When I saw it, it reminded me of : Beaded Wisteria Flower Cardigan

Lora Marin

Ode to Joy (Beethoven's 9th Symphony)

Mary Margaret Mochan

Isles of Lace. My name for the new pattern,thank you

MJ St.Peter

Sheer Flattery

Amanda

In honor ofSummer Soltice how about a Midsummer's Night Lace.

tina

summer wisteria as it reminds me of cool summer nights

Diane Preedy

It reminds me of sea coral...so how about coral reef cardigan :)

Shirley Ryan

Topsy Turvey Tunic :)

Hendrika Leef

I think it should be called "A Touch of Class"

Susan Contreras

Mystical Dragon Tracks

ReeknitswithGod

What a lovely sweater, my thought is Angel Whisper wings.

Gerri Moore

"The Beaded Beauty" is short and simple. What a Beautiful sweater. Don't know how you can design such unique sweaters all the time.

April Holland

How about Sparkling Streams Sweater?

Sandra Kihn

I remember the first time I experienced the fragrance and beauty of Wisteria on a summer evening. The air was pungent with the sweetest smell. Your lovely cover up makes me think of Wisteria, and since it seems to be a summer garment, my suggestion is "Wisteria Summer" Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of your artistic endeavor. Sandra

Margaret W.

Gorgeous !! How about Moonllight Sonata?

Susan

Shimmery Midnight Dream.

kathleen carroll

I like, "Come Fly With Me". It is a beautiful sweater!!!

Mary Portalski

FernLee

Cindy

This is such a lovely, light cardigan for warm weather I suggest, "Summer Leaves Cardigan"

Phyllis Walkin

Love this design. How about Ridgeback Angel Lace Cardigan.

Annette Bauska

When I first saw the cardigan I thought how superb so why not let the cardigan tell everyone “I’m Superb”.

Cynthia Escalante

So happy! I would call it Happy Summer Leaves Cardigan

Anna soto

How about petit angel wings.

Kelly Estes

The length and pattern remind me of Medieval Times. I think Guinevere would be appropriate as she was endowed with great beauty like this cardigan

Marie

Feather.

The lace looks like feathers to me and it also is 'as light as...'

Audrey

Butterfly Wings

Tammy Grover

My vote is for Upon a starry night

Margaret

Cascading Elegance

TerryAnn Porter

I posted my suggestion on Pinterest and will tell you here.
That is a beautiful sweater. I would call it = Springtime Lace

Katherine

"Starry Nights" proposed by Janeen . . . I'm submitting her entry that was emailed to me ;-)

Katherine

I PROPOSE NAMING THE SWEATER'" FALLING LEAVES". IT IS BEAUTIFUL AND I CANT WAIT FOR THE PATTERN.

ELAINE CONWAY

Katherine

FINISHING TOUCH - proposed by Patty O.

Katherine

Stacey suggests: Esoteric Lace Vest.

Angelina

Dancing my way to heaven or Dancing on the fire

Ewah Lee

What about TWINKLING TWINES TUNIC?

Cindy Primeau

How about Moon Shadow?

Pam Chamberlain

Climbing Trellis Vest

Christine

GORGEOUS Trailing Leaves Tunic Gorgeous was the first word I thought of when I saw this tunic. I absolutely love it.
Chris

Andrea

Wispy Lace Duster

Sue Brulotte

A Summer Night Dream

Candace S. Weber

Luscious Lacy Iridescent Plum Cardigan

Patricia

Stardust. I wanted to put something with "duster" in it, but that sounded weird. :-)

Cheryl Clark

It reminds me of a beautiful melody, so my suggestion is "The Beautiful Melody of Summer Cardigan".

Lisa Ide

"Wisp" - a thin puff or streak, as of smoke; slender trace. (from dictionary.com)

Candace S. Weber

Lucious Lacy Iridescent Cardigan for the Summer

Judy

I would like to suggest "Evening in Paris"

Kathy

I think it looks like it should be called Swan Symphony!

Candace S. Weber

Soft as a Feather, Lucsious Iridesent Lacy Summer Cardigan

Lou

How about "Climbing Fantasy". What a beautiful design.

Paula C.

How about "Lovely Beaded Leaves Cardigan"

Sheila king

The beautiful rich purple and bits of beads remind me of one of spring's first flowers, so " grape hyacinths with a twist" is my entry.

Lou

Climbing Fantasy. What a beautiful design.

Donna

"Pleasure Point Summer Breeze" is named after a beautiful spot beside the ocean in Santa Cruz, California, where a breeze requires a light sweater even in the summer. Plus, the name matches the sexy back that will be visible as you lean over the railing, watching the surfers.

Margie

I would suggest Angelic Lace Cardigan or Sweet Violet, although your temporary name of Divine Lace Beaded Cardigan isn't so bad either!

Giselle Dosen

Chantilly Lace

Maneet Gupta

The first name that came to my mind was 'The Purple Haze'
Purple : because of color
Haze : because of the scattered beads
And its name of a song written by Jimi Hendrix!

Brenda LaCroix

Meandering Midnights Path Lace Tunic

Carol Martin

The weeping willow lace cardigan

Rhonda Shipley

I can see HUMMINGBIRD WINGS as a good name for this beautiful cardigan!

Alyson Hudak

Reminds me of branching limbs..."Birch Branch"

Sarah Gedraitis

Branched Lace Cardigan

Beverly Elrod

Well it looked to me like branches off of a road (or road forks) so I thought "The right road taken".

Patty

Exotic Lacy Duster

Pauline Keller

Swirling vine cardigan

Shirley S

Fern Lace Evening Cardigan

Roberta Erlandson

How about "Lacy Coral Reef Cardigan" Thats what I see when I first saw it.

Rejeana Dunne

Meander With Me Lace

Pam

I would suggest "Harmonious Melody" to play up the Symphony yarn. It is gorgeous!!

Tonya Willett

Grapevine!!

Sally Gedney

I think it looks like a sparkling waterfall tunic.

Sharon L

Midnight Borealis Beaded Tunic

Wava

"Thistle Dew" (this will do)!! Gorgeous!!

Irene

My first thought for a name was "Dragon Back". The pattern looks like the scales on a dragon's back!

Ruth

Bird of Paradise Cardigan

Honor Hoover

Love this pattern! I'd like to name it "Clinging Vines." I think it describes the beautifully flowing back and relates to a snuggly feeling. Hope you like the name!

Heather Hertziger

Whispy Willow

Siew Chin Clark

Light Lush Leaves.

Willa M

How about Will-o-the-wisp, I love this pattern!

Sheryl Klein

Midnight Dance - If I don't win the pattern I'm buying it anyway. Exactly what I want.

nancy bracey

Hummingbird Lacey cardigan

Norma Black

What about Violet Runs

Janiejrp

What a delightful design! How about "Midnight Leaves of Lace"?

catsmum

Wisteria Cascade

Jana Pihota

"Double Exposure" fits this design perfectly.

Sarena

It does remind me of an alligator's back
How about "After A While Crocodile Cardigan"
It's a beautiful pattern!

Jeanne

first sight I said Fantastic. so I nominate the name "fantastic"

Susan B.

Eenchanted flowing leaves cardigan or leaves of romance cardigan. Absolutely smashimg design!

Margaret R

Cascading Lady Slippers Cardigan

PJ Gaumond

The first thing I thought was 'Chicken Tracks'

Beth Hochstein

Transparent leaves sweater

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