Lace and mesh knits are combined in the stitch pattern for Firenze.
Diagonals create movement going in opposite directions by reversing the fabric in this cardigan. This design features a unique construction I have used before in Diagonal Ease. Four rectangular pieces are worked for the body of the cardigan, but are reversed when seaming to allow the diagonals to converge. This will work with any reversible stitch pattern that creates a slant.
This particular stitch pattern is not actually reversible, because it has a predominant purl side and a knit side, but it works because of the unusual texture of the yarn, Rosa, from Tahki yarns.
You might want to try the pattern out with a smooth classic yarn before moving onto a textured yarn.
Diagonal Lace Stitch pattern
worked over a multiple of 4 stitches
Row 1: (RS) K2, *yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k1; rep to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 2 and all even rows: Purl.
Row 3: K3, *yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k1; rep from *, end k1.
Row 5: *K1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, *sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k1, yo; rep from *, end sl 1, k1, psso, k2.
Row 7: K2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, *sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k1, yo; rep from *, end sl 1, k1, psso, k1.
Row 8: Purl.
Cast on 20 stitches to work a small swatch and see if you like it. If you do, take the leap, and purchase Firenze and make this beautiful cardigan for yourself or a loved one!