Having abandoned my cardigan and used the yarn for Jack's jersey, I need to make a Plan B for a cardigan. It's so difficult to find a pattern that conforms with all the requirements of the competition that I've decided to design my own.
I want to use 4-ply wool. The rules say yarn no thicker than double knitting (8 ply) can be used, but I'm told that thinner is better. I bought two balls of 4-ply sock wool to experiment with (and, sneakily, use for a pair of must-have socks!)
An Australian friend of mine sent me a picture of her cardigan to use as inspiration. Marion can't find the pattern, she thinks she must've lent it to someone and not got it back.
magazines to help me. I thought I might be able to adapt this pattern:
But I'm not really happy with the swatch. I think this lace needs the crispness of the original cotton to work well, rather than fuzzier wool.
How about this diamond from a stole pattern?
It might work. This is definitely not going to be a quick knit and requires some experimentation before I even start.