Thursday, April 16, 2009

Myrtle


Another one is off the needles! This lace cardigan--named Myrtle for the usual reason, as well as for the crape myrtle trees that will start to blossom around here soon, and in honor of a friend's recently deceased cat--is worked from the bottom up in a fingering weight merino from Cherry Tree Hill, with set-in sleeves that are joined at the underarms and worked along with the upper body and shoulders for minimal finishing.

Unfortunately, the version shown here is most definitely a prototype. It's got about a million mistakes in it that will need to be corrected before a publishable version of the pattern will be ready. But I do love the color--Nantucket Red--and the dayflower lace pattern (which I first saw here, thanks to one of my professors)...

13 comments:

Steven said...

Gorgeous, as usual. Love the lace pattern, love the yarn, love the name. I hope to cop a feel soon!

Snowberry and Lime said...

This is beautiful! I would totally knit this. :)
Lacy cardigans are pretty much what I knit, and the lace pattern on here is so pretty. I also really like the neck shaping.

paisleyapron said...

Classy is right! I love your designs and would love to knit this, especially because I love scoop necklines in cardis. My queue on Rav is waiting. Beautiful, beautiful.

Crudmonkey said...

That's beautiful! I'm queuing up all your patterns and soon-to-be patterns, it seems. :) awesome. (and hello from another knitter in library school!)

stephig said...

You're a machine!! It's beautimus. :)

Samgoose said...

Wow that's really beautiful. I particularly like the shape of the sleeve.

SpinalCat said...

Gorgeous! I love that stitch pattern too.
-Amy

judy coates perez said...

this is beautiful. i love the neckline and the edging treatment is perfect. I would love to knit this!

bonniezink said...

This is beautiful workmanship! I can't wait to get ahold of this pattern. I'm working up your Decimal at the moment, but love this too! Some day will all your patterns be in one place...such as a book?

TT820 said...

From your lips to God's ears, my friend! I will have a pattern appearing in a forthcoming book edited by some wonderful friends (title and street date TBA)...but if you happen to know any editors or publishers who want to snap up a "Knitting Librarian Style" option, tell 'em to CALL ME. :-)

Mauno said...

I love this lace cardigan. Hope you publish your pattern soon. I would love to knit this!

Shiozaki Beach girls said...

another lovely cardigan! can't wait!

Helen said...

I have started following your blog just for the beautiful things you design...and this is definately one of my favs! Keep up the beautiful work.