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#153 Simply SweaterBabe Top-Down Cardigan

February 2013
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches in St st
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1275 - 2210 yards (1166 - 2021 m)
S (M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
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I believe that even your closet staples should never be boring. So here is my take on a simple cardigan that fills a functional gap in my wardrobe, but is far from being basic!

Classic shaping for a well-fitting result was a given. The lace panels in the front and wider back lace panel are signature SweaterBabe (I must have lace and/or cables or Iā€™m not a happy camper, er. . knitter!).

The longer length is in line with current trends, but also makes for a flattering, lean look and will work well with my longer tops and skinnier jeans.

Slim, full-length sleeves keep it all very sleek, and the longer ribbed cuffs are versatile ā€“ they can be folded up to bracelet length or left long for warmth.

And of course it’s top-down, knit up in a soft yarn (cashmere blend!), and made in this season’s neutral color ā€“ grey!