# 123 Top Down Lightweight Cardigan by Diane Soucy

# 123 Top Down Lightweight Cardigan

Knitting
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette st
US 5 - 3.75 mm
750 - 1396 yards (686 - 1277 m)
x-small through xx-large
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Perfect for summer knitting and wearing, this little cardigan is sure to be a favorite. Knitted with a fingering weight yarn at a loose gauge (24 sts to 4 inches), it won’t take forever to knit. The pattern is seamless, knitted from the top down with a flattering scoop neck, and the knitter’s choice of cap sleeves or short sleeves, one button or a few.

Sizes- x-small (small, medium, large, x-large, xx-large).
Finished measurements-
Chest- 32 (35, 38, 41, 44, 47) ins.
Length- 24 (24½, 25, 25½, 26, 27) ins.

Materials- fingering weight yarn:
Cap sleeve version- approx. 750 (864; 956; 1,065; 1,125; 1,296) yds
Longer sleeve version- 850 (964; 1,056; 1,225; 1,350; 1,396) yds.

29 inch circular needles size 5; 24 inch circular needles size 3; 16 inch circular size 5; double point needles size 3 or sizes required to get the gauge. For the longer sleeve option, you will need size 5 double point needles.
Scrap yarn, 4 stitch markers, blunt darning needle.

Gauge- using the larger needles in stockinette st,
24 sts equal 4 inches.