Cloudette Cardigan by Claudia Geiger

Cloudette Cardigan

Knitting
May 2012
Lace ?
26 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1400 - 1800 yards (1280 - 1646 m)
29.5, 33, 37, 40.5, 46" bust
This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.

The only time I’ve ever been to England

was on a stop-over at London Heathrow Airport. However, I vividly remember that flight over southern
England, through a bright June sky dotted with weightless, fluffy, splendidly white early summer clouds. Ever since, I’ve been musing over how to knit a
cloud into a cardigan to capture the atmosphere of that day. The Cloudette Cardigan achieves just this. It feels
light, airy, and carefree like an early summer afternoon in the English countryside. It combines the light fabric,
soft color and puffed sleeves so typical for Regency fashion with just a little bit of lace, clean modern lines and a slightly lower waist to make it eminently wearable today. Wear it with jeans and a tank top or over a sun dress, and feel pretty and smart like Lizzy Bennet.