I wanted to design a piece that had easy construction and an interesting lace stitch. Cardigans are a staple in my closet - it is always nice to have something that can be thrown on over anything. The Goldenrod fits the bill.
It is made in one piece beginning at the back, increasing for the sleeves is as easy as adding ch sts at the beginning and end of a row where indicated in pattern. The pattern st could be a little tricky if the crocheter doesn’t understand that on the first repeat row of the pattern st it is necessary to ch X number of sts then work into those chain sts before you are back to the original piece. The edging incorporates post sts to give texture around some solidity to such an open lace pattern around the body. Plus, the top chain draws the eye linear along the center of the body which is very flattering.
Shown in Elsebeth Lavold, Silky Wool. A suggested substitute yarn is shown below.