This is my first design published in a major knitting magazine: Interweave Knits Weekend 2010! Yippee!
IW Knits Weekend 2010: Chincoteague Cardigan
It’s a great jacket for your weekend activities knit with Lion Brand's Fisherman's Wool, making it very affordable.
The background sports a “brick” pattern that makes for an entertaining knit and the mosaic technique pattern gives it a more complicated look then it really is.
I had to look up the pattern title that was given to my design by the Interweave staff: "Chincoteague". As it turns out the cardigan is named after the wild ponies on Chincoteague Island (Virginia's Eastern Shore). They are all painted in white and brown patterns - just like the design on this cardigan.
Wow, what a great match! And the island looks like a great vacation spot too...
My original design submission was exactly in reverse colors: light background and dark pattern. But I like this final version very much, actually it was hard to let go and send it in... - always a good sign that the project turned out nicely. :)