Lace Knitting with the Dahlia Cardigan
Heather Zoppetti is one of the most talented knitters I’ve had the privilege of meeting. She has a really stylish design aesthetic and her patterns are both beautiful and unique. On top of that she runs her own yarn company, Stitch Sprouts, which is pretty darn awesome. I’ve always been especially drawn to Heather’s garment patterns, which tend to feature delicate and flattering feminine details.
Her Dahlia Cardigan from Interweave Knits Fall 2011 is one of the best examples of this. Made from a beautiful alpaca/cotton blend yarn, this wrap style cardigan has a beautiful lace panel over its back as well as lace details on the sleeves. Lace knitting patterns can be intimidating, especially when the lace is a component of the project and not all over. Gauge and fit are a little different (as lace blocks differently) and seaming and finishing details can also be tricky if the concepts are new to you.
To make this and other lace knitting projects more approachable, take a look at the Dahlia Cardigan Knitalong Workshop with Heather Zoppetti. In this workshop you’ll learn the ins and outs of making this beautiful piece, as well as skills and tricks that will enhance your general knitting knowledge. From fit to construction to finishing, Heather guides you through this pattern with a kind and approachable tone. She is an experienced teacher, and her knowledge shines through in this video.
If you’ve wanted to make this cardigan, or tackle another beautiful lace piece, this video will get you knitting with confidence! I’m a garter-stitch gal, and often find that I get confused with lace because it’s harder to see how it’s going when you’re in the middle of knitting it. Heather’s guidance takes the confusion out of the equation and with her help you’ll have a beautiful piece knit up in no time!