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Focus on Solstice

Cecily Glowik MacDonald’s Solstice Cardigan is a concerto of interesting details that come together so perfectly that I, well—I want to let out a satisfied sigh. Nothing extraneous, nothing out of place.

We ran a full picture of the cardi in last week’s e-letter (have you signed up yet?), but I thought you might like to see some these harmonious details up close.

Note the interesting flat cable, worked by slipping stitches on one row and crossing them on the next. The cable runs up along each sleeve, down each side, and fronts each pocket. The waist is marked by a relaxed 4×4 cable. Note the subtle texture change between the fronts and back of the sweater worked in twisted stitch and the sleeves knitted in stockinette stitch. There are no buttons or buttonholes to interrupt the seed stitch front borders that overlap by a few inches.

And it’s knitted from the top down, raglan style, starting with the outer edge of the collar.

Sigh.

3 Responses to “Focus on Solstice”

  1. Nicole says:

    Sigh indeed! I’m infatuated with this sweater. Damn you, self-imposed pre-christmas yarn diet!!!

  2. ann in indy says:

    Bought the pattern as soon as I saw it….now just need to buy the yarn. Hoping my husband might treat me with that!

  3. Paula says:

    I love it! Beautiful sweater.

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