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This is an exclusive area of my web site where you can find out more about my knitted designs, what inspires me, how I work and what I like (and don't like) to design. Its also an area where I'd like to find out more about you, the knutty knitter, so feel free to comment away.       Sandra

New Pattern ! Lace Boxy Cardigan

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When I walked into a knitting workshop a few weeks ago that had been arranged by my local knitting group I was totally surprised that one of the group members was offering some lovely mohair yarn for sale mega cheap. Seems she hates knitting with mohair , whereas I simply love it! , so I snatched it up immediately. It was a mohair brand that I wasnt familiar with but the colour was an amazing subtle purple / lilac colour which I loved and knew that it would blend in perfectly with a lot of items in my wardrobe.

The yarn was Louisa Harding's La Salute , it's a fuzzy worsted of 79% mohair and 21% nylon. It is available in colors from pastel to bright.  The tension is 20sts x 28rows when knitted on a 4mm needle Comes in 25grm balls 105mtrs. Apparently the yarn is now discontinued , but can be found on ebay and ravelry if you do a little digging.  If you want the lace pattern to be more prominant , then any yarn that knits up to the same tension will do the trick.

Anyway It sat at home for a few days before I decided to have a little play. 

I started playing with a lovely lace pattern I had found on the web a few weeks previous, of course I had to put my own twist on the pattern, it wouldn't be me if I didn't. I loved the effect I achieved with it. The mohair being a really fuzzy type did hide the pattern a little but I carried on with it regardless.


Within no time at all I had knit the back of a cardigan and lots and lots of scribbles and mathematical workings out later I had knit the fronts too. It was a simple design as I wanted to concentrate on the lace rather than armhole shaping's , so there is none ! I just simple increased for the arms and carried on knitting. The lace I worked into the sleeves too and across the back just underneath the neckline. 

This cardigan I love ! I have worn it a few times so far and always have had such lovely comments. This is probably the first time in my life I'm waiting for the weather to cool down a little so I can wear it more often.  You can find the pattern here - Lace Boxy Cardigan 


The photo was taken on one of our dog walks round our local reservoir. Wonderful views in the background, don't you think. 


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  1. really pretty pattern Sandra. Now I've finished my hubby's Gansey I can start something new!

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