This pattern is a long time coming. It was one of those projects that I had planned to release almost a year ago, then several deadline projects got in the way and other self published items also got mixed in. When I did finally come back to it, it was like a whole new design to me and I was excited to finish it. I am excited to show it to you now!
While I did the sample, the lovely yarn made me think of water and how much I wanted to be at the beach. In fact, most of this sample was knit while sitting on the beach. So, I chose the name Hydrophile. Hydrophiles are molecules that are attracted to or dissolved by water. I thought it a very fitting name for it.
The cardigan is top down, knit flat. It is almost a shrug, but not quite. The body has some slight shaping and a ruffled bottom edge pays more homage to water echoing the waves hitting the shore. The open front is edged with a garter collar to give textural interest. It hangs beautifully when worn open. The collar is wide eno