This relaxed, tunic-length cardigan in five sizes (XS, S/M, M/L, XL, XXL) features a soft shape and a subtle fabric texture, with pleated borders along the center front edges, which rise to form a standing collar around the neck. Fit is softly oversized; this design is best worked in a softly spun yarn to encourage a luxurious drape throughout the sweater body. All pieces are worked flat, bottom up, and seamed afterward.
Modern Deco Sport, Finn Dandy Sport, Chebris Sport, Stone Soup DK, Shetlandia Sport or any softly spun DK/light worsted yarn the knits to pattern gauge. Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size, drape, and yardage requirement.
Shown here in Shetlandia Sport in the shade Moorit - Emsket Marls
37.25(46.5, 55.5, 64.75, 74) inches/95(118, 141.5, 164.5, 187.5) cm around chest at underarm with front bands overlapped, to fit with 8 to 12 inches of ease (shown with 12 inches of ease)
1300(1700, 2175, 2675, 3225) yards/1200(1575, 1925, 2425, 2925) m
21 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles (unblocked)
21 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches in pattern stitch on larger needles (washed and dried flat)
size 7US (4.5 mm) for body or size to obtain correct gauge
size 6US (4.0 mm) for hems or one size (.5 mm) smaller than body needle