A New Knitting Pattern for the Little Darlings

Happy Saturday to you all!  The snowfall from this past week is almost all melted around here, and spring is feeling just a bit more of a reality than it did a week ago.  Yay!  I know a lot of you already have lots of blossoms and blooms happening in the garden.  That sounds wonderful!

My latest cardigan from the “Rosies and Lavender” ensemble has been published.  It uses fingering weight yarn and can be worn as a cardigan or reversed to look like a pullover.  I reworked the neckline to dip in a little bit, so it does not cut across the neck.  The lace panels are on the back, sleeves, and along the front edges.  The sewn bind off keeps the hemlines stretchy so that the lace can remain open and beautiful.

LD lace cardigan pattern p1 only

ld lace cardigan 784

The lace stitch panels are only 9 stitches wide with lace rows worked on two right side rows every 6 rows.  You are not constantly knitting lace stitches.  I also have the lace stitches written in a vertical format that I find easy to follow.  They are also graphed.  To alleviate mistakes, I added instructions for using ring markers to mark off your lace panels so that you can count your stitches immediately after knitting those stitches.  The rows that each of the two different lace rows are worked on are also noted on the charts and graph.  I try to make knitting these lace panels as foolproof as possible as I tended to forget yarn overs or decreases.  This method works for me every time.

You can purchase the pattern on Ravelry.

I wish you all a fantastic weekend (even if you still have snow on the ground)!  Thanks for stopping by, friends!


7 thoughts on “A New Knitting Pattern for the Little Darlings

  1. Joy

    You have been very busy! Congrats on the pattern. It is adorable and will sell lots.
    We’ve had a spell of dry weather but more rain due. And a lot. 😦
    Hope you had a nice St. Patrick’s Day.

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Happy Monday morning to you, Joy! Yes, I’ve been busy getting my last three ensembles and this pattern “out there” in the world. This pattern is a fun knit and doesn’t need so much embroidery because of the lace, so it’s great for those that don’t embroider or those that don’t like to embroider.
      Really? More rain? Ugh. Actually, we may be in the same boat. I haven’t been watching the weather too closely, but this morning is dreary already.
      Our St. Pat’s Day was just another day. My days of drinking green beer are long, long gone! My husband and I saw Beauty and the Beast on 3-17. I loved it! And, the costumes too! And, the castle! And, the music! I think I may need to see it again!
      Have a great week despite the rain. Stay safe!

    2. Rhea Aldridge

      I love your patterns and have almost all of them, but I would like to have the crocheted hat pattern that goes with the lace sweater. Do you have that pattern available yet?

  2. Susan

    You are so talented, Cindy. The pattern is just beautiful – everything you do is so meticulous
    and perfectly detailed. You really are an inspiration.

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Happy Monday to you, Susan! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, and your kind words; they mean a lot. I hope your week is springlike and that all of your snow melts. We all need flowers in the garden.

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