Help me! I am looking for what seems like the most basic summer sweater pattern of all and I can't find it anywhere. I still have about a million magazines to go through but maybe someone else knows just where I should look.
I want a lacy cardigan that I can wear in the insanely cold children's department of our public library, or in over airconditioned restaurants and stores, or wherever.
I want to use some yarn that I have on hand -- Hayfield's Raw Cotton Classics, 121 yards per 50 gram ball, suggested gauge 5.5 spi on #5 needles. I have 20 balls of this so I think I can do pretty much anything with it.
I need a pattern with some waist definition BUT since I am 45 and overweight I really don't want a skimpy little sexy whatever since it won't have quite the same effect worn by me. If the pattern offers the opportunity to insert bust darts (any 2 row pattern works great for this!) it would be nice but it isn't necessary.
Suggestions? Places to visit? I have fallen in love with this vest but it won't work with my yarn and it isn't a cardigan. (I might make it anyways.)