Alinea is my latest self-published pattern, a sport-weight cardigan that I brought out last month. It’s a beautiful autumn day today so I thought I ought to write a little bit about my favourite autumn cardigan!
I originally knit the first prototype of this design two years ago, and it was one of my favourites for a long time – still is, actually! But there have always been a few details that bothered me a bit – the body was a bit too long and stuck out of all my coats, the neckband at the back neck was a bit too loose and the sleeves slightly too wide. I don’t want to admit how often I get a sleeve caught on a door handle wearing this grey version, though that probably says more about my clumsiness than the design..!
The final version of the design has all of my favourite elements of the prototype – the ease, the lines, the pockets – with more refined proportions and a better fit. It’s a really versatile cardigan that’s easy to dress up as well, which is always a big plus for me as I’m always cold and always happy when I can wear something warm on the off-chance that I need to dress a bit neater! The name, ‘alinea’ means paragraph in Dutch, which I thought was quite suitable, a block of text for a cardigan made up of mostly straight lines and blocks. Read more about it on the pattern page or on Ravelry.