I am happy to present my latest design to you. I called it "Powder Blue" after the beautiful colorway of the Millamia naturally soft aran yarn I used for the sample.
The yarn's perfect stitch definition really brings out the cable/seed stitch combination that is featured in this pattern. I wanted a short-sleeved cardigan with a sweet A-line swingy shape (my favorite, as you know!) that would really stand out. Cables and seed stitch add the perfect touch of chic, but since they are used sparingly, they keep things interesting without slowing you down too much.
I also added a little seed stitch accent at the back to emphasize the empire waist.
In spite of its name, I have used the Millamia aran as a worsted weight yarn, which is what I recommend for this pattern. A fun, seamless knit, Powder Blue is worked from the top down (without the need for circular needles by the way) and the result is a comfortable yet sophisticated summer cardigan for active little ladies or an extra layer for a new baby girl. Sizes available are 3mo to 8yo.