This classic cardigan is part of the "Power Knits for the Working Woman" collection from Knitscene Spring 2017. The lacy pattern is delicate and soft, creating a floating feminine silhouette.
The body of this cardigan is worked back and forth in one piece from the lower edge to the underarm, then the upper fronts and back are worked separately. Stitches for the sleeves are picked up around the armhole and the sleeves are worked from the top down in the round with short-rows to shape the sleeve cap.
Magazine Kit includes Knitscene Spring 2017 (pattern inside) and selected yarn. For yarn winding services, click here. For PRE-ORDER colors, please contact us prior to placing order to check color availability, and allow at least 10 business days for shipping.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Traveler Sport by the Plucky Knitter (65% Merino Wool / 20% Mulberry Silk / 15% Yak; 100g/325yds): 4 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins. Shown in Dovecote.
ALTERNATE YARN: Venezia Sport by Cascade Yarns (70% Merino Wool / 30% Silk; 100g/307.5yds): 5 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins. PRE-ORDER now available in all 28 colors. Please contact us prior to placing order to check color availability, and allow at least 10 business days for shipping. This yarn is a close match to Traveler Sport in twist and weight. It lacks the yak content so may not be quite as warm or as soft, but this is a well-wearing, long lasting solution that is lovely against the skin.
ALTERNATE YARN: Heritage 150 by Cascade Yarns (75% Superwash Merino Wool / 25% Nylon; 150g/492yds): 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 4) skeins. Heritage 150 is very similar to Venezia Sport and is long lasting and long wearing due to its easy care superwash/nylon content. Nylon is used in place of silk in some yarns to reduce the cost while maintaining sheen and strength.
ALTERNATE YARN: Tenzing Sport by Juniper Moon Farm (85% Extrafine Merino Wool / 15% Yak; 50g/153yds): 9 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13) skeins. PRE-ORDER now available in all 37 colors. Please contact us prior to placing order to check color availability, and allow at least 10 business days for shipping. Tenzing Sport will not shine like the other options presented because it lacks the silk content. However, it is wonderfully soft and warm, and is a beautiful LUXE option.
NEEDLES: Size US 4 / 3.5mm, US 5 / 3.75mm, & US 6 / 4mm 32" circular needles and Double Points, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch Markers, Stitch Holders, Tapestry Needle, & a total of 9 .5" buttons
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
GAUGE: 25 sts and 34 rnds = 4” in St st on larger dpn; 22 sts and 37½ rows in Lace patt on larger cir needle, blocked.
SIZE: S (M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL) modeled with 4" of positive ease
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust-33.5 (38, 42.25, 47, 51.25, 55.25)”
YARDAGE: 1280 - 1920 yards
Images courtesy of Harper Point Photography