Brooks Top Cardi

I’m still in search of the perfect buttons for the Brooks Top Cardi, which I knit in Nashua Creative Focus Linen. There is a lot going on in this pattern, from the patterned button band to the deep ribbing, angled vertical waist and bust shaping, eyelets and latticework. I love the way this cropped sweater gives a nod to the classic 1950s silhouette, nipped in at the waistline.

This was an enjoyable knit because there was enough happening to keep it interesting. It wasn’t so challenging as to be frustrating, but it switched up enough along the way that it wasn’t a total slog. This will make a great summer cardigan for those days when the AC is making it just a bit too shivery indoors.

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