Sunday, November 6, 2011

Augusta - aka Gussie


Great aunt Augusta, better known as Gussie, was a bit of a wild child I'm told and I'm intrigued – the ideal namesake I feel for this sassy knit.  Here I offer the lace and shaping of my Louise cardigan re-imagined slightly shorter with elbow length sleeves and a broad neckline scoop, making for a perfect all-season topper. Wide garter stitch bands that trim its edges create a calming balance for the active diagonal of its lace.  Most flattering, it may easily be dressed up or down, shown here fashioned with a favorite belt.  Pieces are knit flat, bottom up, with seaming.

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You'll find this pattern for sale on Ravelry.

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