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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Even More Summer Cardigans

So, we've been checking out ideas for summer cardigans - little sweaters to throw over a tank top/camisole or summer dress to dress it up a little, add a little warmth in an overly-air conditioned room, or, most importantly to me, cover those upper arms to which genetics or gravity has not been kind.  As I was coasting through Ravelry, as I am want to do from time to time (if defined as several dozen occasions per day), I happened across a great new pattern - Myrna by Andi Satterlund.  
Myrna by Andi Satterlund

Myrna has a vintage vibe with it's close curve-enhancing, waist-hugging fit.  And the sassy pin-up girl styling certainly enhances that look.  Love, love, love the deep V-neck.  It is extra-sassy here with the exposed cleavage, but would be equally charming, and definitely more modest worn over a garment with a higher neckline.  The sleeves are a perfect length with full coverage, but stopping just short of the elbow.  Since it appears to have zero to negative ease, wearing Myrna open would cause it to hand nicely to the side. 

Miette by Andi Satterlund
Andi Satterlund is a name I should have had on my initial list of summer cardi designers, since she is also the brains and hands behind the super-popular Miette - 1,400 projects and in over 4,000 queues on Ravelry.  Like Myrna, there's a flattering neckline (a more modest scoop neck here), lace detail around the borders, cropped to waist length and close fit.  Miette's sleeves are to a 3/4 length, but, I imagine, could be easily shortened to just above the elbow as Myrna.  Miette's shaping creates a definite focus to the bust, so take that or leave it dependent upon your own cup size and modestly level. 

So, Myrna or Miette, either lady would be another great summer cardi choice.

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