|#12 Waterfall Cardigan|
from Noro Knitting Magazine Spring/Summer 2016
copyright sixth & spring
A few weeks I shared with you the reveal of the drape front cardigan which I had designed for the book Noro Silk Garden: The 20th Anniversary Collection. I am very proud of it, and the folks at Vogue Knitting/Sixth & Spring apparently were, too. They asked me to knit it again in a slightly modified version for the spring issue of Noro Magazine which has just hit the newsstands.
|Drape Front Cardiganfrom Noro Silk Garden: the 20th Anniversary Collectioncopyright sixth & spring|
How are the two sweaters different? They do use the same shape and modular construction, but are worked in different yarns and vary in their patterning. The book version is in the lighter weight Silk Garden Sock and Sock Solo. The back and sleeves are in the solid Sock Solo and the front is worked in the color-changing Silk Garden Sock.
The magazine version is worked in one color way of Silk Garden, but in two row alternating stripes. Some attention needs to be paid to maintaining contrast, particularly because Noro tends to have knots connecting two starkly contrasting segments of the color way. But, other than that occasional blip, two row stripes are not significantly more challenging than solid patterning, and they do give a big bang for your knitting buck.
But why stop at two variations? In my next post I'll show you something I rarely do.