Monday, December 16, 2013

New Pattern - The Barbara Franklin Cardigan

I debuted this pattern at the DKC fashion show last Wednesday. It turned out to be one of those rare designs that matched perfectly with my internal vision. Surprisingly that does not always happen. This design was done following an abandoned project that was so far off my original vision I realized I need to start over again and I'm swatching some alternative ideas right now.

This cardigan has the side benefit of being created with no buttonholes. You can use a shawl pin to close it instead. Over the holidays I plan to dress it up with a very glitzy brooch instead of the shawl pin.

The name Barbara Franklin comes from Agatha Christie's Curtain: Poirot's Last Case. Barbara is described as being wan, beautiful and commanding of attention of anyone nearby.

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely beautiful. And the ribbing would make it fit like a glove. Oh, yes, and did write that I love the colour. Well done!