I think that this may be the most complicated thing I’ve knitted to date. It’s one of those patterns that I saw and immediately knew which stashed yarn I would be making it out of. That doesn’t happen often, so I bought the pattern. It is a design by Pamela Wynne called Tilly Cardigan which you can find on Ravelry here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tilly-cardigan
This is the first garment I’ve made that doesn’t have raglan sleeves, and the first pattern I’ve ever used that called for short rows with the wrap and turn technique. I am making the “flower” shapes using the Japanese Style Bobble which is smaller and only uses 3 stitches, instead of the larger standard bobble that uses 5 stitches.
The elements of the cardigan design that struck my fancy are the 3/4 sleeves, the short length of the overall garment (I like cropped cardigans and hoodies – I think they complement my curves – and look youthful), and the whimsical floral motif. It has a retro feel that complements so many of the other things I like to wear.
The back and the right front are complete and with a little more than half of the sweater left to go, I’m hoping I’ll have this done in time for the milder spring weather. I’m planning on wearing this vintage style sweater with concert tee shirts, and tank tops.