Tuesday, May 25, 2010


While waiting for my buttons to magically attach themselves to my cardigan, let’s look at one of my favorite design features of this garment.

These bands were created through a simple pattern of knit rows and purl rows. There’s a set of bands running around the whole cardigan, separating the peplum from the body, as well as at the edges of the sleeves.

If you’ve looked through the patterns in Fitted Knits, you may have noticed that these are a theme. They make lovely borders and edgings, and I have no idea why Stefanie Japel has apparently cornered the market on this very simple but lovely technique. I never see other designers use this, but it’s one of the things I really like about Japel’s designs.

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