Redland Rose is the third cardigan in the Rose Collection using NZ Touch Yarn’s 100% merino yarn.
Like Charcoal Rose and Skyline Rose, this new cardigan is knitted flat from the bottom up working the back, two fronts and sleeves separately. The two front bands are then knitted and joined to each front using mattress stitch. The neck band is worked by picking up stitches across both fronts and back, working 8 rows in rib stitch.
I really enjoyed designing and knitting Redland Rose. It is my first design where I have used lace and cables together and I love the result.
The stocking stitch bodice and sleeves add to the overall elegance of the cardigan as does my decision not to add buttons and buttonholes.
A cardigan for work or that special occasion, Redland Rose is now available on Ravelry.