This cardigan was born from one swatch many many years ago. I was playing with filet stitch patterns and none ever seemed quite right; until I saw this abandoned swatch laying in my basket. Instead of the perfect boxes of crosses, the fabric looked like an abstract field of flowers. All by just turning my swatch at a 45 degree angle the voids created a whole new pattern. Working on the bias is quite worth the fun, when you get to mix both a classic stitch pattern and the timeless silhouette with an interesting method.
Yarn: Sock Weight (CYCA #1 Super Fine).
Shown: Willow Yarns, Stream (70% Wool, 30% Silk; 437 yd 400 m/ 1.75 oz 50 g): #0006 Moors 4 (4, 5, 5) balls.
Hook: Size D/3 (3.0mm) or hook needed to obtain gauge.
Notions: Locking stitch markers, tapestry needle for assembly and weaving in ends, (7, 7, 8, 8) ¼” pearl buttons.
28 dc by 14 rows= 4”x4” (10 x10 cm)
Bust measurement is 34.5 (38, 41, 44)” (87.596.5, 104, 112 cm) with a snug fit when buttoned. Sized for Small (Medium. Large, X-Large). Size shown is Small.
Front and Back panels are crocheted on the bias, meaning they are crocheted from one corner to the opposite corner.