Friday, 6 April 2018

Shimmer Cardigan for The Knitter Magazine

My new cabled cardigan design is in the Knitter Magazine, Issue 122! This elegant cardigan is knitted with mirror-imaged cables and a wide pleated rib pattern. Subtle diagonal lines are formed by the layout of the cables on the back and the fronts. The lower section of the cardigan begins with wide pleats, before flowing into the upper cabled areas.

Shimmer by Emma Vining in The Knitter Magazine
The shimmer cables are worked using two cable needles to re-order the stitches. This helps to create a smooth surface on both the right and the wrong sides of the knitting. Each row of cables is set on a reverse stocking stitch ridge.

Detail of Shimmer Cardigan stitch pattern by Emma Vining
The front bands are knitted in a rib pattern at the same time as the fronts. I particularly enjoyed working with this beautiful blue yarn, which is Yarn Stories Fine Merino DK, in shade bluebell.

Shimmer by Emma Vining in The Knitter Magazine

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