Oatmeal is a textured long-lined cardigan. In this design, I used four textured patterns – diamond textured stitch, moss stitch diagonal, zigzag moss stitch and a v-shaped stitch to create a bold and creative look.
The stocking stitch bodice and sleeves provides contrast and relief to the textured stitch patterns.
Very early in the design process, I made the decision not to include buttons/buttonholes. I wanted to make the textured patterns the stand-out feature of the cardigan. Having said that, I do think adding a brooch or a shawl pin adds an elegant touch to the finished look.