The second design to appear in Issue 162 of The Knitter magazine, is a cropped, long-sleeved cardi named Hebe*.

I noticed that knitted bobbles seemed to be a popular theme in the summer catwalk collections, so I designed this pretty cropped summer cardi with bobbles knitted in. Using a graph to place them, the bobbles have simple embroidered flowers in contrast colours that can be added after knitting – using the bobbles as a guide.

The wide neck is a favourite feature of summer cardis, and can be worn over a variety of summer dress shapes. Here it looks interesting worn over a contrast halter top.

The cardi is knitted using Cascade 220 Fingering – a 4ply wool which comes in range of fabulous colours!

*according to Wikipedia, in ancient Greek religion Hebe was the goddess of youth or the prime of life. She is the daughter of Zeus and his wife, Hera.

Hebe was the cupbearer for the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus, serving their nectar and ambrosia until she married Heracles.

Hebe is also a variety of plant.