Empire Waist Cardigan by Susan B. Anderson
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Empire Waist Cardigan

Knitting
October 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
268 yards (245 m)
23¼ (26½, 29¾)" [59 (67.5, 75.5) cm] chest circumference, to fit sizes 0-3 (6-12, 12-18) months

This darling short-sleeved cardigan with its empire-waist shaping is sweet and simple, with seed stitch trims, top buttoning, and a flared body that looks perfectly at home worn over a dress or a shirt and pants.

shown in largest size

yarn
lark / 2 skeins Dogwood 135 / Note: Largest size will require an extra skein if choosing to work long sleeves.

needles
24” circular needle in size US 7 4.5 mm / set dpns in size US 7 4.5 mm

skills required
Long-tail and backward loop cast ons, picking up stitches (links provided), increasing, decreasing, working small circumferences in the round