I never go anywhere without a woolly cardigan. Not even to the tropics. So when I was getting ready for a trip with my family to Vietnam and Cambodia, I decided I had to knit myself a light and airy cardigan. It had to not take up too much space in a suitcase, but still be warm enough for the flight and for cool evenings in the mountains. The result has become ”Hortensia” - a simple garter knit cardigan with short row shaping in the yoke and light waist shaping, for a flattering fit.