The knitting adventures of a French Canadian girl in exile

Thursday, December 13, 2012


Adagio is the third open front cardigan from my series started with Allegro, then Andante. Following the series, it worked seamlessly from the top down.

For this cardigan, I chose to work with Knitpicks Wool of the Andes Tweed, a nice, budget friendly, Peruvian wool tweed yarn that works up quickly and is makes for a beautiful tweed fabric that shows texture and lacework very well.

This cardigan is the most feminine of the series and has a beautiful classic diamond lace on the back, and the tweed yarn was perfect to add just the right touch of rusticity to the classic look of the diamond lace.

It makes for a fast and rewarding project, using worsted weight wool and US 7 (4.5mm) needles, an easy top down construction that allows you to try it as you knit (worth the time and effort: you are sure your cardigan will fit you perfectly!). 

It is very flattering for a wide range of figures and the lace on the back gives it a little touch of feminity that is just perfect to dress up any ensemble.The hem, collar and cuffs are worked in a ripple pattern, for an original finish to a classic cardigan. 

Overall, this cardigan follows the spirit of the series to create a classic wardrobe staple that is sure to be well loved over the years.

Useful links for this pattern:

KRL increase : Knitting Help has an excellent video about making a KRL increase.

Adagio is now on the Knitpicks Website, here.

Adagio can be purchased at my Craftsy Store, here.

Or from Ravelry 

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