Updated 11/4/2010: This pattern was free for a limited time only. You can now purchase it from the Interweave Store.
Note from Sandi: While we do not have the Knits Summer 2009 Preview ready for you yet, we have the next best thing: a Free Pattern Sneak Peek! Eunny Jang, editor of Interweave Knits, is here to tell us about this special sweater. Here's Eunny!
When Karen Kendrick Hands first showed me the prototype for the Grotto Cardigan, I was smitten - the classic wrap sweater shape is always flattering and wearable, but she'd refined it by knitting in two symmetrical halves for fit and adding sweet gull-wing cables that run up the sleeves and shoulders and flow neatly around mitered corners. Knitted in an airy hand-dyed mohair and silk yarn, the Grotto Cardigan can take you through spring to the cool evenings of summer all the way into cooler fall weather.
Download the free pattern for the Grotto Wrap now
Looking for that perfect summer project?
Our Interweave Pattern Store has hundreds of patterns to choose from!
There's a whole section called Tops, Tanks, and Camisoles--stroll through those and you might fall in love with a cute little number.
For those chilly summer nights, pop on over to the Shawls and Wraps section.
And since summer is when we are all on-the-go--how about a knitted tote bag or shoulder bag? Check those out here: Bags and Totes.
The hardest part won't be finding something you like...the hardest part will be choosing which one to cast-on for first!
Sandi Wiseheart is the editor of Knitting Daily.
What's on Sandi's needles? I finished my small lace shawl and blocked it, using blocking wires for the first time--much faster than hand-pinning, with good results. I'm going out tonight, so I think I'll wear it to celebrate!