This Friday we will be releasing a new pattern, the Solace Crop cardigan!
This design is actually a cropped version of our Solace cardigan, featuring an improved neckline and cropped silhouette. The cardigan sits a little higher at the front, which looks great when layered with longer tops or dresses. While the cardigan is designed to be worn open, a shawl-pin closure would look fantastic.
Knit from the top down, the Solace Crop features dropped shoulders, grafted sleeves and a shaped, short-row neck. Even though there is a lot of ease around the bust, the way the cardigan is constructed means that most of this ease falls under the arms, giving an almost batwing-like silhouette (see the photos below where I’m holding my arm up). There is also a slight rise in the front of the cardigan that reflects the shape of a bolero. Short rows along the neck band help the cardigan drape nicely over the shoulders and substitute for the usual short rows between the shoulders. If you would like to size down, make sure you compare your upper arm (which for this design is measured just above your elbow) with the measurements written in the schematic. Also, if you do lengthen the body, make sure you account for this as you’ll need extra yarn.
We will also be adding Cushy DK to the shop which is the yarn I used to create the Solace Crop cardigan. We will have ten popular colourways available, please remember that if you buy the yarn for the design you can get the pattern for free by using the code SOLACECROP.
I also wanted to mention that if you have previously bought the Solace Cardigan via Ravelry you will be receiving a free copy of the Solace Crop, yay!
Cant wait for the release and hope to see you Friday!
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