Here is the lovely black cardi I have just finished.
The pattern is Raine by Kim Hargreaves from the book Cherished.
As always with Kim's patterns it is really well written and clear to follow. The styling of the cardi is great. Double breasted with 4 buttons, a lace edged peplum and a double rib pattern up the front. It's beautifully fitted around the waist.
The pattern is knitted in double knitting weight yarn - I used Sirdar Balmoral in Butler Black. Full details can be seen on my Ravelry page here.
I am madly in love with this yarn at the moment. Last year I knitted Bea in pink Balmoral. I have worn it so many times and it has retained it's shape and there has been no bobbling. It has a lovely expensive feel to it even though it is very reasonably priced. At the moment Black Sheep Wools have a sale on - the Balmoral is only £1.68 a ball. I've bought as much as I thought I could get away with - so I've got plenty to keep me going for a while.