This is a basic cardigan with a lot of options.
A subtle smocked pattern adds a little texture to the neckline if worn closed, and serves as a border if the fronts are left to hang open. It can be pinned up, pinned across, pinned at the center, belted, thrown over a shoulder, or left to hang.
This design balances a drapey shape with a little structure, as I was trying to knit a loose and flowy cardigan that wouldn’t overwhelm a small or curvy frame. It’s fitted through the shoulders, short in the body and has a little bit of shaping above the waist.
Although mine was knit in festival yarn, the Ultra Alpaca is a perfect match - it’s the perfect weight and texture and has a soft drape. If you are subbing yarn, go for something similar.
Also, my testers were split on needle size to get gauge, so go with whatever works for you.
Yardage by size:
S (32-36) 800 yds
M (38-42) 900 yds
L (44-48) 1000 yds
XL (48-52) 1100 yds