Lumiere is the perfect warm-weather yarn--it's cottony, but pleasantly springy to knit and it doesn't stretch out of shape after you wear the sweater. I purchased the yarn on impulse at a LYS last winter. It had just come into the store and I bought all she had there.
I really wanted a summer cardigan and Lumiere turned out to be an inspired choice for the sweater I had in mind. I designed it with Knitware, which I prefer to the Sweater Wizard. I own them both, but Knitware is more appropriate for the types of projects I design and just seems more flexible to me.
The sweater is a simple cardigan. The body was knit semi-roundly in a single piece and turned at the front opening. The shoulders were joined using a 3-needle bind-off, then the sleeves were knit by picking up from the armhole and were knitted down to the wrist. Finally, I added a border by picking up stitches all around the opening.
Notice there is not a single seam anywhere in this sweater. When you bind off the edging, you are finished.
The sleeves and border are moss stitch, but I used Butterfly stitch for the body. This stitch is great fun to do, but you have to be very careful to leave plenty of slack when slipping the stitches.
Row 1: (K1, P1) rep to end
Row 2: (P1, K1) rep to end
Multiple of 10 stitches plus 9
Rows 1, 3, 5, 7, 9: k2, *K5, sl 5 wyif, k5*, End sl 5, k2
Rows 2, 4, 6, 8: Purl
Row 10: P4. *The next stitch is the center of the slipped group. Insert the right needle down through the 5 loose strands, bring the needle up and put the 5 strands on the left needle, then purl the 5 strands AND the next stitch together as a single stitch. P9* End P4
Rows 11,12, 15, 17, 19: K7, * K5, sl 5 wyif, K5*, End sl 5, K7
Rows 12, 14, 16,and 18: Purl
Row 20: P9, *gather stitches as for Row 10, P9*