Resonance Cardi by Amanda Bell

Resonance Cardi by Amanda Bell

Resonance Cardi by Amanda Bell

New pattern alert! Need a light and delicate cardi in anticipation of the cooling off of summer?! This new cardigan pattern, Resonance Cardi, designed by Amanda Bell takes the familiar striped sweater and turns it on its side — flattering vertical stripes are easily achieved by working pieces sideways rather than vertically. A lace pattern that bends the stripes into pretty waves edges the wider of two asymmetrical fronts.

The Resonance Cardi is knit in three pieces, worked side-to-side: a back and two asymmetrical fronts. The body gets its A-line silhouette from short row shaping that starts at the hem edge. After blocking and seaming the three main pieces together, the short, set-in sleeves are picked up from the armholes and shaped using short rows. For a clean finish, loosely carry unused color along wrong side of hem edge of work and slip first stitch of wrong side rows.  

For the sample, Amanda chose to use Glacier and Pistachio for the two colours in CashSilk Lace which makes for a delicate, soft look. You could also choose two higher contrasting colours for more “vibration” or resonance. What two colours would you want to see together?