A quick one from me to share my latest design for Knitting Magazine – this vintage-inspired lace sweater!
I love working with lace, but upon getting the chance to add interesting details or structural elements I couldn’t help but chop off one side of the jumper ;-). Many off-the-shoulder sweaters are based on a boat neck shape, so I thought, what if I just do things a little bit differently? I then used one of my all-time favourite lace panels (you might recognise it from Frosted Flowers), added a little bit of texture with little lacy rib panels, and there it was – my swatch was complete.
The main challenge was getting the neckband just right: not too high or the off-shoulder becomes redundant; not too low or the jumper becomes a little indecent. Happily, I think it worked well. It will be interesting (not to mention exciting!) to see how people respond to my idea. The truth is in the knitting!