From the pattern: "I inherited the yarn for this cardigan from my grandfather. He was an amazingly skilled knitter. During the World War Two he was an RAF engineer and was taught to knit while recovering in hospital after injuring himself while working on a plane. He loved the combination of math and knitting and worked mainly highly complex Fair Isle designs. He died when I was seven long before I learned to enjoy knitting (although I do remember making pom poms fom his leftover scraps). When my grandmother passed away last year I inherited two huge bags of his yarn that were found in her attic.
This beautiful vintage 3 ply was my favorite and luckily there was just enough to make this cardigan. The wrapover is my favorite style and is one that flatters most body types. The lace and deep ribbing at the waist were inspired by vintage patterns from the forties and fifties. And, if, like me, you have to deal with the unpredictability of the Scottish climate you can wear this all year round. The original yarn is a 3ply by Patons that was discontinued years ago but any fine 4 ply will make a good if slightly heavier 4 ply. I like the Jaeger Matchmaker I chose for the neckband and ties. It's fine and soft, comes in a wide variety of colors and is machine washable."