Every woman needs a lightweight little cropped layering cardigan as part of her wardrobe. No other sweater is as versatile. Depending on where you live, it can be worn year-round, over linen dresses in air-conditioned offices, under oversized jackets in winter, and even in bed when you want to cover up your shoulders for some cozy reading. Here I offer up a version with long, slim sleeves that can be pushed up to three-quarter length, a front that than can be closed if desired, and just enough patterning to keep things from getting boring. Feel free to substitute another simple stitch pattern of your own choice to make it your own.
Shown above with Sonya Philip’s Dress #1, a perfect pairing piece for knitters who are also sewists.
I guess this sweater is my answer to the beautiful Featherweight cardigan by Hannah Fettig. Much as I admire Featherweight, I wanted something with long sleeves that could be worn closed since I find that if it's cool enough to wear a sweater, I often want a bit of warmth. I also felt I needed a bit of texture to keep me from getting bored. There's a sort of sweet spot I aim for where knitting is simple but still interesting. Unfortunately for me, Isabel visited home on her way to her exciting new job and whisked this violet gem away in her suitcase, so now I need to make another for myself. Drat!
P.S. Here's the Ravelry link.