Abloom is the perfect layering piece for transitional seasons, designed to be lightweight yet still cosy enough to ward off the early morning or evening chill. Inspired by the delicate beauty of spring and the early flowers, small and ethereal, almost wispy, the rib nature of the stitch pattern allows the fabric to move with the body, thus fitting a wide range of body sizes.
The cardigan is worked bottom up with the fronts and back cast on separately to create a split hem, then combined to be knit in one piece to the armholes. Shoulders are shaped with short-rows and slightly dropped - the moderately dropped armhole allows for easy layering. The front buttonhole bands and the shawl collar are knit along with the fronts; the back collar is created with extensions of the front collar and sewn in place. The sleeves are knit flat from the cuff up, with rib panels at the under-sleeve to match the rib panels on the body.