2 weeks ago my mother celebrated her birthday and we have had a great time together.
My parents are living on the countryside and have a big garden with flowers, trees and a little pond.
This design is knitted in Rowan Panama. Panama is spun as a woven, braided, fingering weight yarn, blending rayon, cotton and linen together. It is a rustic summer yarn with the feel from cotton and linen and is showing an elegant drap and sheen.
Well I must confess this was the first time I have knitted with Rowan Panama and Panama was not a yarn which I would pick up at once I enter a yarn store. But I really must admit – after knitting this garment – I do love it. It produces a smooth and drapy garment. It is “heavy”, yet light weighted and has a fantastic sheen and it is easy to knit with.
I have used Rowan Panama in shade Darkness 325 (unfortunately discontinued) a dark grey-blue colour, which is suiting my mother.
Candice is a cardigan, knitted in plain stockinette stitch and a cable detail on the front openings. The front bands are knitted with the fronts, so there is no sewing on the bands afterwards. The buttonholes are knitted into the cables.
For back and front you cast on more stitches so the hem is not puckering in. This also puts more weight to the lower edge and so the fantastic drape is multiplied. It’s great.
On each front there is a set-in pocket. If you are looking for a tutorial how to sew down pocket linings, here is the one I use.
COCOknits shows an easy way to make the sewing straight and neat.