Nascent, meaning of promise and potential, is an elegant wrap-cardigan that is lightweight and comfortable. Nascent, worn for a special occasion or simply to the office, gives the promise and potential for much praise from knitters and non-knitters alike!
This piece is knit from the top-down in one-piece. Nascent is cast on at the center back collar position. First the lace collar is worked back and forth, to a specific back neck width. Thereafter, stitches are picked up along the back neck to begin knitting the yoke. The lace edging and raglan yoke are actually worked simultaneously. After the required body length is achieved, the lace is worked back and forth along the bottom edge until it is joined at the center. This process forms an oval lace “wrap” that encompasses the cardigan. The sleeves are knitted in rounds from the top, and finished off with a long, lacy cuff.
The sample is shown in Malabrigo Finito. A suggested substitute is shown below.