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Honeybee Cardigan

It’s a glorious, sunny day out there and the beautiful pink cherry trees are in bloom and lining my favourite streets in Vancouver. It’s the perfect day for some lacy spring knitting.

Knit Simple Spring/Summer 2013, photo by Paul Amato for

The 2013 Spring issue of Knit Simple hit the newsstands earlier this month and the first featured pattern (a two-page spread, no less) is mine! It’s a sweet, feminine cardigan with 3/4 length sleeves and lacy honeybees flying in formation on the fronts and back and down the sleeves.

Slight waist shaping and inset sleeves contribute to the shapely look.

No edging at the hems and cuffs required and it’s finished off with a simple, narrow garter stitch edging for the neck and front bands.

If you work in a chilly, air-conditioned office, the pattern could be easily adapted for full-length sleeves.

Knit Simple Spring/Summer 2013, photo by Paul Amato for

Knit Simple Magazine Spring/Summer 2013
Lace Detail Cardigan (#01) p. 24-25
Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, X-Large (shown in size Small)
Finished Measurements:
Bust (closed) 36 (38, 40, 42)”/91.5 (96.5, 101.5, 106.5) cm
Length 22 (22½, 23, 23½)”/56 (57, 58.5, 59.5) cm
Upper arm 11½ (12½, 13, 13½)”/29 (32, 33, 34) cm
Yarn: 9 (10, 11, 12) balls of Schulana/Skacel Collection Merino Cotton 135 in white (#001)
Needles: 3.25 and 3.5 mm (US 3 and 4)

6 thoughts on “Honeybee Cardigan”

  1. Gosh, you are really working it on these lovely summer cardigans! Such fresh and pretty designs. Can’t wait to see more from you!

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