This luxurious little open-front cardigan transitions with ease from cocktails with a little black dress to kicking around in jeans at the beach—you won’t want to leave home without it. With an elegant sweep of openwork down the center front, it flatters every one of its eight sizes (from XS to 4X) with subtle shaping that skims the body. The cable and lace motif is repeated at the back waist and sleeves, which may be knit full or elbow length. Its five simple to knit pieces are worked flat from hem to shoulder with incorporated lapel/collar.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and drape.
Suggested Yarns: Spirit Trail Tayet or Sunna, Bare Naked Wools Modern Deco Lace, Better Breakfast Fingering, Shetlandia Fingering, Chebris Lace, Stone Soup Fingering, or Ghillie Sock, Skeinny Dipping Half and Half Sport, Briar Rose Sea Pearl, Blue Moon Fiber Arts BFL sport or Silky Victoria, Shalimar Breathless, Dream in Color Perfectly Posh Sport, or any soft, heavy fingering/sport yarn that knits to pattern gauge
34.75(38.5, 42.25, 46, 50, 53.75, 57.5, 61.25) inches / 88(97.5, 107.5, 117, 127, 136.5, 146, 156) cm around chest with overlap at center front, to fit with 1 to 3 inches / 2.5 to 7.5 cm of ease
1175(1275, 1400, 1525, 1675, 1825, 1975, 2100) yards / 1075(1175, 1275, 1400, 1525, 1675, 1800, 1925) m Note: elbow length sleeves require 75 to 100 yards less
21 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles (washed and air-dried flat)
24 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches in openwork pattern on larger needles (washed and blocked)
size 6 US (4.0 mm) needles (or size to obtain correct gauge)
size 4 US circular needle/DPNs (3.5 mm) for cuffs and trim (.5 mm smaller than gauge needle)