#74 Top-Down Long Lacy Cardigan

Lisa's Top-Down Long Lacy Cardigan


Here's another addition to our finished project photo gallery from Lisa W. of Anchorage, AK.

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She knit the #74 Top-Down Long Lacy Cardigan, making a few changes to the sleeve and sweater length (ah - the beauty of the top-down design!)

Here is what she has to say:

"I used Elann.com's Superwash Bamboo (70% superwash wool/30% bamboo, held double throughout in
Shaded Cedar.
[The pattern was] well written with clever details like the knitted-in pockets.

I especially loved the  M1-L/M1-R increases to stabilize the raglan sleeves. It looks much more complicated than it was. I also like that it was easy to customize the sweater length and the sleeve length for a perfect fit."

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Thanks, Lisa!  Great job!  The snowy background is not one I could ever do here in Los Angeles and it really is a nice backdrop for your cardigan.

Do you have a SweaterBabe.com Pattern photo (on a body!) that you'd like to submit to the photo gallery?  If we select your photo(s), you get a free pattern!

Details are at: http://blog.sweaterbabe.com/knitting/2009/03/finished-project-photos.html

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Two New Knitting Jacket Patterns on Their Way!

Short Sleeved Jacket Knitting Pattern

Red Long Knit Jacket Knitting Pattern

Here is a preview of the two latest patterns coming soon!  Both are knit from the top down, so the only seam is really the sleeve seams!  The beauty of this too is that you can decide how long you want the sleeves.  Both of the models are knit with sleeves that can be worn at the new 3/4 length (if you keep the sleeve garter bands unfolded), or at the short-sleeve length.  Interesting sleeve lengths and styles are definitely the thing for this fall/winter season.

Both feature fun pockets - the kiwi green one has shaped (kangaroo-like) patch pockets and the long jacket has knit-in pockets.  I'm a big fan of pockets, can you tell?  They add interesting detail to a sweater and are great for holding little things or keeping your hands warm.

Bulky yarns are used to knit both, so they are fairly quick projects. 

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