|Drape Front Cardigan|
from Noro Silk Garden
copyright sixth & spring
It gets a little more straightforward from here. After connecting the points, the stitches for each arm are picked up and knit in the round to the cuff. Then the front are worked by pickup up stitches along the edge from the side neck down to the back hem and working a big rectangle. The cardi is finished with a little continuous ribbing along the upper edge of the rectangle and back neck.
Have I confused you? The design and construction are non-traditional, but not difficult in execution. And, the result is a flattering sweater. The angled edge forces the front piece into a deep v-neck, which is a slimming line. The overlap of the front pieces also helps disguise any wobbly bits in the tummy area.
I love the design lines so much, I've also worked this shape into one of my reinvented sweaters. The base is a man's cashmere cardigan with the front pieces worked in a slip stitch pattern using recycled cashmere yarn. It is the center piece of my Thrifty Knitter/Sweater Reinvention class.