Throwback Thursday: Printemps Cardi

Date: 18th August 2016 | Category: Issue 31, TBT

Throwback Thursday!

This week we're throwing back to issue 31 and the fabulous Printemps Cardigan by Sara Kay Hartmann


Printemps Cardigan is a beautiful springtime pattern that was an instant staff favourite when it arrived in the office back in 2012. Designed in warm teal (a very popular shade in 2012) the cardigan was perfect as a transitional piece to bridge the gap between spring and summer. 

Why we love it: Beautiful seamless pieces like this are always popular but the gentle raglan shaping mixed with Sara's use of the lattice blossom stitch really set this apart. It's a great cover-up piece for those breezy evenings without adding too much bulk. Plus, the detailed, mesh lattice effect is simply stunning!

Staff Tip
Look for a fingering weight yarn that contains a fibre with a bit of sheen such as mercerised cotton, silk or bamboo to highlight the lattice effect of the lace.

Printemps Cardigan by Sara Kay Hartmann

Issue 31

Sara says: ‘I was dreaming of springtime in Paris, colourful cotton dresses, a soft evening breeze and a garden lattice covered with blossoms.’

Difficulty: Advanced

Yarns Used
Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread
Fashion 3 •100% Mercerized Cotton •
Colour: Warm Teal, 0065

Yarns Alternatives
SAVE • Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread Fashion 3
SPEND • Rowan Classic Siena
SPOIL YOURSELF • Rowan Organic Cotton Naturally Dyed 4 Ply

Work 20 sts and 26 rows in double crochet st to measure 10x10cm/4x4in using 3.5mm hook or size required to obtain tension.

4 split-ring/ locking stitch markers
Yarn needle
Six 1.25cm/0.5 inch buttons
Sewing needle and matching thread (for buttons)
3.5mm hook (or size required to obtain tension)

Designer Biography
Sara Kay Hartmann designs crochet and knitting patterns. She is married and lives in central Illinois. Visit her online at

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