This pattern is available in English, German, and Italian.
“Bienvenidas” means “you are welcomed” in Spanish. I am offering the Bienvenidas Cardigan pattern as a free pattern on Ravelry, as a thank you to the Ravelry community. It is also an invitation for “top-down knitting novices” to try out this simple and seamless construction method.
Bienvenidas is knit from the top-down; it has a gradual reversed v-shaped-front that is very figure flattering. This reversed v-shaped front, means that when the cardigan is worn open, it does not have this long triangular corner, that tends to hang off most asymmetrically shaped cardigans. The cardigan can be worn open, but it also has an optional “after-thought” button closure (see last page of pattern for additional sketch). Instructions are included for ¾ length or for full-length sleeves.
Knit this cardigan in fingering weight yarn at a looser gauge and you will love the drape of this lovely cardigan.
Sizes: XS (S, M, L1, L2)(XL, 2XL, 3XL) – to fit 34 (36, 38, 40, 42)(44, 48, 52)” chest /to fit 86 (91, 97, 102, 107)(112, 122, 132) cm chest
Yarn: Fingering, Sport or DK weight yarn – 1000 (1100, 1200, 1300, 1400)(1500, 1650, 1750) yards. If knitting full length sleeves, add 100 yards to overall needed yardage needed.
Gauge: 22 sts & 28 rows = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch on larger sized needles after blocking
Needles: U.S. 6 (4 mm) circular 16” & 32’’ needle & DPN (if not using magic loop) use the size needles that gets gauge
U.S. 5 (3.75 mm) circular 32” needle & DPN (if not using magic loop)
Notions: Scrap yarn or spare needle to hold stitches
stitch markers, tapestry needle, 2 – size 10 (¾”) sew on snaps, 2 buttons