contiguous set-in sleeves, developed by Susie Myers. What an incredible technique it is! It opened a door to so many knitting ideas and possibilities for me!
A while back I had an idea for a unisex vest/cardigan. The cardigan would have required short rows to create the shape I wanted it to be, not something a beginner knitter can attempt. Paired up with the contiguous set-in sleeves technique, the idea became a design that is beginner friendly and produces a gorgeous garment. This design is my Tomboy Cardigan.
The design was such a great success, and became loved by so many! I was getting numerous requests to up size this pattern into adult sizes. Frankly, I wanted this cardigan for myself as well. Thus the work started.
I contacted Classic Elite Yarns, and they loved the idea for the adult sized version of Tomboy Cardigan, My Casual Cardigan. The design is now available as a web- letter #240 from Classic Elite Yarns, please click on the name to see it.
"My Casual Cardigan" is completely seamless and also uses contiguous set-in sleeves technique to shape shoulders and sleeves. The design features optional cable work that makes for very exciting knitting, and a wide cozy ribbed collar. This cardigan is so comfy, and is bound to become one of your favorite clothing pieces in no time!
Inca Alpaca was such a dream yarn to work with and so perfect for this project; the drape of the resulting fabric is ideal for the contiguous set-in sleeves. The fabric molds perfectly around your back, shoulders and arms. The cable work was a must on my list because the yarn gave me such great stitch definition, I had to use it!
I hope you will enjoy making your own cardigan as much as I did. I am looking forward to seeing your projects!