Vogue Knitting recently launched their Spring/Summer Issue, and there are some very lovely lace patterns in there. What really sparked my interest was the sleeve shot above. Something about the way the lace pattern lets just a hint of skin show seemed so innocent, yet undeniably alluring. A fuller shot revealed a great everyday cardigan – a little bit of lace, a stockinette and ribbing in all the right proportions.
The pattern calls for a tie front closure, but I would modify this to have a vertical ribbed button band, since I love cardigans that are capable of fully closing.
Another stunner was a shell featuring a lace motif with perfectly placed dropped stitches (so fun to drop a stitch on purpose! Give this shell a try for an easy intro). This tank has the same panel on both front & back. If I were to knit this, I think I would only do the panel on the back. And it could be fun to add some simple top-down short row sleeves to add a little coverage for those that like it.
And even though this cardi isn’t featured in the VK issue, I found it on Ravelry today and absolutely love it. Worked up in Quince & Co’s Willet, its a great summer cotton sweater. Want one that can transition easier to fall? Try using Chickadee in Slate.