Joyce is showing off her finished Elton Cardigan, which she knit using “Dream Kitchen” and a coordinating black mohair she picked up at the Once Upon A Corgi trunk show. We LOVE seeing your finished creations — not only to show of your beautiful stitching, but also to see the joy it brings you! Joyce made some modifications to the design of the cardigan that created an elegant design detail, and she was kind enough to write up those modifications to share with our customers who may want to knit this piece in a similar style.
From Joyce: “The color pattern on this design is very simple. Four rows MC and four rows CC. However, because my contrasting color was black, I decided I wanted more of the main color. So, beginning more or less under the arms, I began the following modification:
4 rows CC then 4 rows MC (twice)
4 rows CC then 6 rows MC (twice)
4 rows CC then 8 rows MC (twice)
4 rows CC then 10 rows MC (twice)
4 rows CC then 12 rows MC (once)
I didn’t do the 2nd repeat of the last 12 rows because the length of the piece was where I wanted it. I also incorporated the ribbing into the last 12 rows. This can easily be modified to suit tastes (I.e. begin earlier, or increase both MC and CC —there are lots of possibilities.) “
The Elton Cardigan by Joji Locatelli
The Elton Caridgan by Joji Locatelli is available to purchase on Ravelry or in the shop. It uses 2-4 skeins of fingering yarn and 1-2 skeins of lace-weight mohair, and is available in sizes XS-4XL. We have hand-dyed combinations from Less Traveled Yarn that are perfect for this project. Choose two of the same color for a subtle effect (as in Joji’s picture), or two different colors for a more striking stripe effect, as Joyce did.