A close-fitting, ribbed lace cardigan in seven sizes (XS, S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X), with set-in sleeves, jewel neck, and offset body shaping. All pieces are knit flat, bottom up, and seamed. Works up beautifully in solid, semi-solid, tonal handpaints, and tweed yarns.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in a variation in size.
Suggested Yarns: Lanas Puras Melosa Fingering Yarn, 100 Pure Wool Merino Fingering, Squoosh Fiber Arts Pure Merino Fingering Yarn, Briar Rose Grandma’s Blessing, Woolen Rabbit Essence, Fearless Fibers Classic Merino Sock, or any soft fingering weight yarn that knits to the pattern gauge.
Finished Size: 28.75(33.25, 38, 42.75, 47.25, 52, 56.75) inches/73(84.5, 96.5, 108.5, 120, 132, 144) cm in circumference at chest, buttoned and slightly stretched, to fit with 0-5 inches of ease
Yarn Requirements: 1050(1200, 1400, 1650, 1850, 2100, 2350) yards/975(1125, 1300, 1525, 1700, 1950, 2175) m
Buttons: 9(9, 9, 10, 10, 11, 11) buttons which are .375-inch/1 cm in diameter
24 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette (unblocked) using larger needle
24 sts and 38 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in Lace Rib motif (washed and blocked), on larger needle
size 5US (3.75 mm) for body or size to obtain correct gauge
size 3US (3.25 mm) for trims (or two sizes smaller than body needle)