Lacy Hearts cardigan — front right

The cardigan is coming along nicely. My main concern here was about finishing the lacy design — the design would invariably meet the neck decrease at the top, and would have to end. And it would definitely not look so good then. So after some consultation with my mom (the cardigan is for her, after all!) I decided to taper the design away from the neck whenever they get too close to each other. That way, the design can run all the way to the top.

I’m done with the front right part of it now, and it doesn’t look half as bad as I thought! 🙂

Lacy Hearts cardigan -- front right
Lacy Hearts cardigan — front right

I have my doubts about the sleeve shaping, but it matches the reference sweater that I use — my mom likes how comfortable this reference sweater is — so I’ll just go along with it.

Here’s a closeup of the pattern —

Lacy Hearts cardigan -- pattern closeup

I’ve been trying to write instructions for this cardigan, but with this new tapering design coming into the picture, they are beginning to get verbose. I’m not giving up hope yet — I’ll just have to figure out how to make them easier to understand. Piece of cake, right? 🙂