For me one of the hardest parts to get a pattern ready for self-publication is to get pictures that show the pattern well. And this is especially true when it comes to garments. So I was thrilled when my husband offered (hm, okay, maybe I should they he agreed...) to model the Straightaway Cardigan for me. Well, it somehow turned into a major task thanks to the wind we had that day during our visit to the North Sea coast - but then, I think the windswept look fits the relaxed style of the cardi.
The oversized drop-shoulder cardigan showcases an allover geometric pattern that combines brioche stitch and garter-stitch squares in interesting vertical and horizontal lines. The edging is worked in garter stitch to enhance the garter squares in the cardigan body. The cardigan is worked back and forth in rows from the bottom up in separate pieces and seamed. It is supposed to be worn open and is worked without any closure. And, what I really like for my cardigans, this one is worked with pockets.
The Straightaway Cardigan pattern includes six sizes - with 101.25 (108.25, 115.25, 122.25, 129.25, 136) cm [39.75 (42.5, 45.25, 48, 50.75, 53.5)”] circumference at underarm - and is now available from my Ravelry store, here.