The new Knitscene Summer 2013 issue is already available online, and will soon be available in your LYS! I’m super excited to have a pattern in this issue. One of the hardest parts of writing knitting patterns for magazines is that you have to keep the secret for such a long time between getting the idea accepted, knitting the sample, and finally having the pattern published.
Today I’ll be sharing my inspiration for the Pandora Cardigan. I hope you’ll all find this post interesting. You can also read about the inspiration behind some of my other patterns: Rockfall and Ansel.
Photos courtesy of Knitscene, copyright Kntiscene 2013.
I designed the Pandora Cardigan because I wanted a versatile garment that would be perfect for transitional weather-the garment you didn’t know you needed. It can be worn in many ways, and is a versatile and comfortable garment with lots of room for creativity! In the photos above you can see that in the top two photos the cardigan is worn with significant positive ease, and is worn with the hook and eye closure. In the bottom two photos the sweater is wrapped for a more fitted look.
I was first inspired by this photo, which I somehow came upon on Flikr.
I drew and swatched, and originally I sent my submission to another magazine, and it was rejected. But I really loved this idea, and refused to give up, so I submitted for the Knitscene Spring issue, and it was accepted!
I hope that someday I will make one for myself, I think I would make mine in a light grey.