Amanda Jones has a flair for stunning stitchwork, and this long-line cardigan will be a joy to knit. Inspired by the vivid hues of spices found in the markets of the Middle East, it will certainly bring a burst of life to any outfit. The colour clash is a big trend this season, and Amanda recommends making the most of Rico Design's vibrant shades. “When knitting this cardigan, don't be afraid to mix up the colours, especially on the single rows of two colours,” she says. The design combines a feminine lace pattern with intricate detailing. “Piles of brightly coloured spices on plates on the ground make me think of spirals and circles, so I've used these in my patterns,” Amanda explains. Rico Designs Essentials Cotton DK comes in 26 shades, giving many different options - try choosing six toning colours for a completely different look. The cotton is mercerised which gives a great sheen, and it is also very smooth. The stitch patterns match where the sleeves meet the body. If you add extra length, be sure to take this into account, perhaps by altering the main lace panel.