CUFFS AND COLLAR
Ok folks, while our cardigan is drying out on a blocking board it’s time to start working on the cuffs and collar. Since they are just rectangular pieces of fabrics, you can be as creative with them as possible! You can use any stitch you find appropriate, including knitted lace.
One of my students made a few swatches for her chosen pattern:
She wants to wear her cardigan in spring and a heavy folded collar would make it too hot, so she opted for a lacy knitted one. Essentially, the shape and function of the collar in this pattern is one of a scarf. Choose a pattern you like or create your own.
Things to remember!
If you are making changes, remember to keep these dimensions in mind:
- The length of the scarf/collar should be according to the Fisher’s Island Cardigan pattern (60″, 65″ and 70″). I would make it an inch or two shorter for preventing it from dipping at the bottom front.
- The width of the scarf/collar should be either the same as in the pattern (11″) or half (5.5″). It will make the collar lighter and instead of overlapping in front, the two sides will be just kissing.
The cuffs can be made with the same pattern as your collar. You can keep them original or omit them altogether and opt for a crab stitch or single crochet edging instead.