Saturday, June 12, 2010

Meryton: a knitter's nod to Jane Austen

I recently uploaded a new pattern to Ravelry, available for $4.99.

Meryton is an excellent cardigan to wear over a close-fitting top. It provides enough extra coverage to give you more outfits to wear to work or school, and it keeps the chill off your shoulders for a walk through town. That, plus the empire waste, suggested the Austen-inspired name.

My two test-knitters did superb jobs helping me to find the occasional error in the first draft, and they wound up with great FOs themselves. Thanks, Frick and Soprano1!

A few have asked: will this work on other body types? Yes, it will. The diamond shape of the lace crossover draws the eye up, which is generally where most of us fare best.

Happy knitting!


Kristin said...

Congrats on publishing this pattern!

Erin said...

This is really cute. Love it!

Caroline said...

How appropriate - I'm rereading some Austen right now.

Also, I love the cardigan!

Helga Marie said...

reading P&P for the 1st time right now. Oh and I just bought the pattern... it will be my between OWL days project for me!! Q