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.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size
Suggested Yarns: Spirit Trail Fiberworks Holda, Briar Rose Wistful, Lobster Pot Whale of a Skein, Classic Elite Princess, Malabrigo Silky Merino, Fyberspates Scrumptious DK, The Fibre Company Acadia, Dream in Color Everlasting DK, madelinetosh pastoral, Queensland Collection Uruguay DK, Posh Yarn Sylvia DK, or any softly spun DK/light worsted yarn the knits to pattern gauge.
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) mGauge:
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