#38 Fabulous Lace Inset Cardigan

Preview of 2 Upcoming Cardigan Patterns + a Giveaway!

Girls_Ruffled_Cardi2_350Here are the latest projects I've just finished knitting and am trying to write up as fast as I can!

First, is a ruffled-edge top-down cardigan that my little girl inspired (and requested!). She fell in love with the buttery color, so I committed to making her a new cardigan with all the girly elements she loves.

The design is top-down, so you will be able to adjust for what you need in terms of sleeve and body length.

The ruffled edges are done in a moss stitch, as are the button bands and little collar. Pockets are knit in and the fronts are adorned with big lace hearts! I'll try to release this pattern in February or March with a full range of toddler to teenager sizes.

And below is a vest pattern that will also be a cardigan pattern! It's a new, improved version of the super popular #38 Fabulous Lace Inset Cardigan. This time, it will have a full size range, a slightly longer length, lace panels that mirror each other and a sleeveless vest version!Lace_Inset_Vest_Side_350

BOTH of these patterns are now availalble in the Knitting Pattern Shop!

*** Enter to WIN copies of these 2 pattern!! *** Just comment on this blog post by 9pm PST, February 26th. ONE comment per person, PLEASE! At the end of this month, I will randomly choose 3 winners to receive a copy of BOTH of these patterns as PDFs (the winners will receive this pattern the day I release them in the Shop). Good luck to all!

** February 27th update **
Commenting on this giveaway is now closed.  Thanks to all who entered!  Winners to be chosen this week.

** March 18 update **

And the randomly selected winners of these patterns are. . . (sorry for the delay!):
Faye M
and Jenness Weldon!  Congrats!

I've emailed a copy of these 2 patterns to each of you.  Please let me know if you didn't receive them.  Thanks to all for entering!  These patterns are BOTH available now at: http://www.SweaterBabe.com/knittingpatterns.htm.  Happy knitting!

Stunningly Fabulous Lace Inset Cardigan!

House2_medium Jennie M. from Round Rock, TX knit her GORGEOUS version of the #38 Fabulous Lace Inset Cardigan SweaterBabe pattern in Noro Transitions yarn in color #8.

Isn't it great?!? Her choice of yarn really shows the stitch patterns and just elevates this sweater to a new level!

Jennie says: "I mirrored the lace for the left front panel and left side of the collar. I also made the sweater 6 rows longer front and back for hip coverage."

Jennie also shared a photo of the cardigan in progress.  Hmm... would look great even as a vest without the sleeves!

Thanks so much for sharing!

*** 1/21/10 UPDATE ***
By popular demand, I will be updating this pattern with more sizes (and a slightly longer length vs. the slightly cropped length of pattern #38)!  When it's ready for release I will announce it in my newsletter and here.  Thanks!

*** UPDATE ***
Pattern #109 Lace Inset Shaped Cardigan (or Vest) is the longer version of this pattern with full range of 7 sizes (XS to 3X). 

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