Here's another secret knitting project! Heliconia is an oversized, lacy kimono style cardigan, that can be found in the Summer 2016 issue of Knitscene!
It is knit in two pieces, then seamed together, and finished off with an i-cord bind off to give it a really put together look. Heliconia is knit in Meadow (merino/llama/silk/linen blend), which was a lovely blend for this project. Because it is such an oversized piece, there are only two sizes. The measurements are measured flat across one side (instead of traditional bust circumference). To choose a size, have someone measure you across while you have your arms outstretched, as that is roughly where garment will end up lying from side to side. It has arm holes, but no actual sleeves.
Heliconia also features a deep V in the back. Optionally, you can sew ribbons to the top of the V at the back to help keep the shoulders from slipping, if you would like. :o)
If you would like to find your copy of Knitscene Summer 2016, see below for some options:
- If you are local to Seattle, Fiber Gallery has their copies in already! You can call to reserve one for yourself.
- To purchase directly from Interweave: http://www.interweavestore.com/knitscene-magazine-summber-2016-print-edition