This is a very light and drapey cardigan, worked with fingering yarn at a fairly loose gauge. It features an A-line shape, with draped fronts and a very simple lace pattern in the body. This pattern is absolutely seamless and it includes directions for a short-sleeved and a long-sleeved version.
It is based on another pattern of mine: Pole. So if you are familiar with that pattern, you will find the instructions very similar to it. Changes include:
- Different gauge
- Different collar
- Lace pattern in the body
- Set-in sleeves with short row shaping
To fit chest:
30/32 (34/36, 38/40, 42/44, 46/48, 50/52, 54/56, 58/60) inches; 75/80 (85/90, 95/100, 105/110, 115/120, 125/130, 135/140, 145/150) cm.
Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Sock (440 yd /100g), or any other fingering weight yarn that knits to the gauge.
Short sleeved version: 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 6, 6, 7) skeins
Long sleeved version: 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 7, 7) skeins
Needles: 3.5mm (US 4) straight or circular needles for the back piece and body. 3.5mm (US 4) and 3.0mm (US 2 ½) double pointed needles or a long circular needle (for magic loop) for the sleeves.
Gauge (in Stockinette Stitch)
22 stitches and 40 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) on US 4 (3.5mm) needles, after blocking. It is very important that you get a loose fabric!