It’s been a while since I’ve posted on here. Phew. I assure you, I’ve been super busy. I know, I always say that, but it’s totally true! Well, better late than never, I have a new pattern for you! Why do I say, “better late than never?” Well, mostly because this sample has been knit up for nearly a year! When I first started the sample, I suddenly got the opportunity to work on some really fun projects (which I hope I can show you soon). I had a lot of knitting to do on those, so I had to set this aside. By the time I finished, it was time to start Fall projects. So, I just finished the sample and figured I would get it tested over the winter and release for spring this year. I think it was the right decision.
Lime Gelato is an open front cardigan knit up in the wonderful Malabrigo Sock yarn. It’s a nice lightweight cardigan perfect for layering in the warmer weather that is hopefully headed our way sometime soon. In the summer, I get really chilled by air conditioning when I go out to eat.
Why the name Lime Gelato? Well, if you’ve been around this blog for a while, you may remember my Limepop Sweater. From that, you might remember that I like lime and I like green. I had been looking at a David’s Tea book and of course, I noticed a tea called Lime Gelato and so I started calling it that and it just stuck. It had gone nameless for quite a while.
I took some of my favorite things and combined them in this cardigan. The textured yoke is made with a garter ridge pattern which I really love. The back has a cable/lace pattern that is delicate, but not too delicate. The collar and hems are all done in squishy garter stitch, which is one of my favorite textures. It might seem like a lot of different elements for one sweater, but it I was very happy with how it turned out. It keeps you interested without becoming “too much”.
Now, since I am hoping Spring is coming soon and I am so excited to release this pattern, I decided to offer Lime Gelato for 30% through the end of day on the 29th. Just add the pattern to your Ravelry cart and check out. No coupon code is needed.
Honestly, these pictures are really making me long for warm weather. It’s been really cold here this winter and winter seems to be going on forever. I keep looking ahead in the forecast and telling myself that I will “get through” the next week and then it will warm up…I’ve done that for the last 3 weeks! I know! It’s bad everywhere. I just want to go outside and play.