Zen² or comfort food for the body revisited!

March 27, 2013

DSC_0194 Zen2 is a sequel to Zen (or comfort food for the body). This basic cardigan with slightly oversized front panels and detailed edging is so inviting that you will want to wrap yourself in it while puttering around the house. Yet it is polished enough to wear to work or on errands. It is knit in a hand-dyed merino/silk/cashmere blend, making it soft enough to be enticing and durable enough to have for many years.

Zen2 is knit all-in-one piece from the top down with compound raglan shaping. Shown here in a skirt length, the cardigan can be knit to whatever length you prefer. Once the body is completed, the front band is picked up and worked. While the sweater itself is knit in Stockinette st, the band uses combinations of [yo, k2tog] to produce a lovely lattice lace effect, adding a little bit of fun to the finishing process.

While the first Zen was knit in a heavy worsted weight yarn, Zen2 is worked in sport weight, making it more practical for every day wear.  It is shown here in Madelinetosh Pashima, but a merino/cashmere, merino/silk blend, or pure merino with a nice twist is a good substitute. And the Stockinette body shows off the beauty of a hand-knit yarn.

This versatile sweater is one that you will knit again and again!




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gale (she shoots sheep shots) March 28, 2013 at 1:48 am

Beautiful! I love your designs. I really need more time to knit so I can make one..or two..or three….of your sweaters.


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