Finished Object: A quick-knit cardi for spring

This week, we launched the preview for the summer issue of Interweave Knits. You can see all of the projects here. When the projects came in to our offices, some months ago, I was immediately taken by this little purple cardigan by Donna Kay. With a knitted-on lace edging at the lower body, top-down construction with self-edged slipped selvedges and buttonholes worked right into the main body, it's a simple but well-planned piece. I had some cotton-alpaca in my stash and cast on for my own. 

This was a fun and quick knit. I did not achieve row gauge, so in order to keep the body length as I wanted it, I worked a lot fewer rows between the underarm and edging. I also did not add any length to the sleeves, as directed; I simply bound them off at the yoke split. A sweet I-cord bind-off makes a low profile finish to the sleeves, and echoes the slipped-stitch edging along the fronts. Now I just need to get some buttons, maybe a sweet new dress, and I'm ready for the breezy, flower-scented days of May!

I hope you enjoy the summer issue and find something that catches your eye. Cheers, 

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