My Latest Knitting Project – A LUSH and Lacy Cardigan!

July 29, 2007 at 6:34 pm 15 comments

I just finished my latest knitting project, a cute cardigan knit in Classic Elite Lush yarn.  It’s amazing what you can get done when your web access is down for a week (ahem!).

If you have ever used Lush yarn, you know how soft and luxurious it really is.  It’s a great camel/chocolate brown color too.

This cardigan has LOTS of cool details, like the slightly belled, elbow-length sleeves, the lace panels that emerge from the great front pockets, and a little fit and flare back waist accent (wait until you see the picture of this!).

I finally visited my favorite button store, aptly named The Button Store, to pick buttons for this cardigan. It’s here in Los Angeles on 3rd street and has the most amazing buttons.  The lady that works there is very lovely and I always end up with her first suggestion.  The ones I chose for this cardigan are gorgeous glass antique buttons.  They really add to the cardigan, don’t you think??  The Button Store will be reproducing these buttons so they will be available for all very soon.

Look for this pattern to be published soon on  I’ll try to get this one out fast!  (The sales manager at BCBG loved it when I wore it our last night.)

Lush and Lacy Knit Cardigan Picture


OK – here’s a photo of the back with the ruffled peplum!  I’ve been wanting to make a sweater with this detailing for so long!

Lush and Lacy Cardigan Knitting Project Back View


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15 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Christina Marie  |  July 30, 2007 at 7:51 am

    Wow, Katherine, this is GORGEOUS! You will definitely have to put it on the website FAST! I will definitely knit this one too.

  • 2. Sarah Jones  |  August 2, 2007 at 9:48 am

    This is sooooo pretty! You’re right, a lot of people will want this pattern, including me!

  • 3. karen  |  August 2, 2007 at 10:29 am

    Lovely design. Any chance of a photo of the back please?

  • 4. Rachael  |  August 2, 2007 at 10:51 am

    What a gorgeous sweater. Can’t wait to see the detail on the sleeves. Wow.

  • 5. kathy kinrade  |  August 2, 2007 at 11:32 am

    This is just beautiful.I definitely will want this pattern.

  • 6. Donna  |  August 2, 2007 at 11:35 am

    Its fabulous. I can’t wait to make it.!

  • 7. Stacey Neufeld  |  August 2, 2007 at 3:08 pm

    Absolutely stunning! When will it come out and how much LUSH do I need to get in preparation? Stacey.

  • 8. Katherine aka SweaterBabe  |  August 2, 2007 at 8:59 pm

    Thanks for liking this sweater! I am working on it and hope to get it out by mid-august. Will announce it in my newsletters and here. Meanwhile, I’ve added the photo of the back peplum/ruffle. Isn’t is nice? Tee hee.

  • 9. karen  |  August 3, 2007 at 12:14 pm

    Wow. That looks really good. Thanks for the rear view photo.

  • 10. Heather  |  August 7, 2007 at 2:05 pm

    Amazing!! I love the details. Can’t wait for the pattern.

  • 11. Katherine aka SweaterBabe  |  August 10, 2007 at 12:09 pm

    It’s up and ready to purchase for download!!! Check it out at: Enjoy!

  • 12. Katherine aka SweaterBabe  |  August 15, 2007 at 5:32 pm

    Hi Joyce,

    I think you meant to comment on the Lush and Lacy Cardigan pattern… it has a gauge of 4 sts to the inch on size 9 needles. So, any nice cotton or silk yarn that has a nice soft hand (is drapey) may work if you can achieve the 4 sts to the inch gauge. I’d suggest looking online at shops like They list yarn by weight (the Classic Elite Lush yarn is a worsted weight yarn).

    At quick glance, the Misti Cotton Silk looks like it could be a possible substitute.  In the next week or so, I will be posting tips on measuring gauge and substituting yarn. Watch for this post, as it may help answer any questions you have on yarn substitution.  Thanks!

  • 13. Margie from Coldwater  |  August 23, 2007 at 3:18 pm

    Love your sweater……. Checking out your website. Great Job. Can’t wait to see what is coming up next.. Keep the needles clicking. Margie

  • 14. Lia Keller  |  September 20, 2007 at 4:42 am

    I am thinkning about purchasing the L&L cardigan pattern, but wanted to know about the construction. It looks like the fronts are knit in separate pieces and those are separate from the back, but wanted to check it out. Any info about this would be great! It is beautiful!

  • 15. Katherine aka SweaterBabe  |  September 25, 2007 at 10:29 am

    Hi Lisa,

    Yes — this cardigan is knit in 5 separate pieces (plus 2 little pocket liners that are then knit-in). As with most cardigan patterns (unless they are knit from the top down), it has the BACK, LEFT Front, RIGHT Front, and the 2 sleeves. It is then all sewn together.

    Hope that answers your question!


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