As you all know, what I love to knit best are accessories, but every once in a while a bigger project is tackled. Like a cardigan...
Truth be told, this isn't really something I would wear (although I'd consider it if it was black and had a bit more of 'steampunk' look about it), but I enjoyed working on it and it makes me happy to now see it published in the Knitting Traditions magazine.
The design was inspired by the book Ann Veronica (H. G. Wells, 1909), a novel about the “New Woman” and the British suffragist movement. In it, a middle-class girl rebels against her father and strikes out on her own. So my cardigan design combines Edwardian lace and soft curves for a modern look. The use of two different yarn weights - DK and lace - enhances the effect.
The pattern is available (complete magazine only) from the Interweave website, here.