#99 Flutter-Sleeved Bloused Cardigan

Marisa's Gorgeous Flutter-Sleeved Cardigan!

Lace_cardi_007_500 Marisa W. of Fulton, Maryland knit her version of the #99 Flutter-Sleeved Blousy Cardigan (a top-down design!) in Elsebeth Lasvold Cool Wool in color #7 Hemp. She made a few mods.

"I fell in love with the design because of the cabled neckline, sleeve shape and beautiful lace panels, but I didn't know if the blousy middle was the best for my figure.

I just had to knit this, though, so I decided to make it non-blousy. All I did was add a little waist shaping and eliminate the decreases before the waistband.

Lace_cardi_008_500 This sweater was such a pleasure to knit, and the pattern was very well-written and easy to follow. I love the way the flutter sleeves came out - just the right amount of flutter! I used a 50% wool, 50% cotton yarn so I could wear it throughout all of the seasons.

 Thanks for another great pattern!Lace_cardi_011_500" -- Marisa W.

And thank you, Marisa, for sharing your mods and comments on this pattern!  It's been a great-selling pattern and because of it's top-down design, has been easy to adjust!


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Here's what my sample version looked like (see blow). See how different it is witb the alpaca blend and the blousy body shape gathered at the waist with a slightly cropped length?


Really shows you how a few adjustments to a great baseline pattern can make it perfect for you!

Looks great buttoned at the top and in the middle and you chose a very versatile color.

Thanks again!


Margaux's Flutter-Sleeved Blousy Cardigan!

This version of the #99 Flutter-Sleeved Blousy Lace Cardigan makes me want to knit another one!

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Margaux H. from Hoboken, NJ knit this LOVELY version of the cardigan, extending the length (yea for top-down!). It looks so great!

She used Spud & Chloe yarn, 4 balls in Toast.

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Here is what she had to say about the pattern:

"So easy to follow, this is a great pattern for any beginner or experience knitter. It always keeps you involved which makes the sweater seem so quick to work on. The pattern walks you through each step of the process, which is so great for a beginner knitter.

Working from the top down is also nice because you can try on the sweater as you go to see if you like the length. I decided to increase the length by about 3 inches. which added about 2 more button holes. I also blogged about it!" -- Margaux

Check out her blog post on this project (with a few more photos).

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Flutter-Sleeved Cardigan Pattern Preview!

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Here is the Flutter-Sleeved Bloused Cardigan - coming soon to the pattern shop!

It's knit in Knit Picks Andean Silk (my current fave), so it has a beautiful drape and super-soft feel.

Lots of details make this one very unique with a nod to vintage style, but still very up-to-date and wearable!  Oh - and yes, it's also top-down (after the cabled, lace neckband it knit).

I'll announce the pattern soon through the SweaterBabe.com newsletters!

Here's another view:

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