Independent Designer Feature: Zelkova

Kristen Kapur of Through the Loops is at it again, this time with a beautiful sweater, the Zelkova cardigan {web link} {ravelry link}, knit out of Road to China in Malachite.

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The body of the sweater is knit in one piece, and the 3/4 length sleeves are knit separately and joined at the armholes. The yoke is seamlessly shaped in one piece.

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The decorative leaf lace panel works beautifully with the color of Road to China, and adds a lovely bit of visual interest without being overly fussy.

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Specs: • Finished Size: 30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52)" bust. • Yarn: Road to China in Malachite 9 (10, 11, 11, 12, 13, 13, 14, 15, 16, 16, 17) skeins. • Needles: 1 - 32" US 9 (5.5mm) circular and set dpns, 1 - 32" US 10 (6 mm) 32” circular and set dpns. • Gauge: 14 sts and 20 rows = 4” in Stst on larger needles. • Notions: 8 markers in two colors, scrap yarn, 8 (8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9) 3/4” buttons, tapestry needle.

For more information and to purchase the pattern, click here!

{All Images © 2012 Kristen Kapur and used with permission}