Flylette by Jennifer Dassau


February 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
700 - 1300 yards (640 - 1189 m)
32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52)”
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Flylette was designed in collaboration with Miss Babs Hand-Dyed Yarn for Stitches West 2017; print patterns in their house format will be available there at the Miss Babs booth and at the many other yarn shows they attend; stop by if you can, and see the samples in person! Digital pdfs are available here from my Ravelry store, and are formatted with my usual layout style and photography.

Flower eyelets decorate the front and back of this feminine cropped cardigan. Worked seamlessly from the top down, compound raglan sleeve shaping ensures a great fit in the shoulders and sleeves for all sizes, and deep single rib hem and cuffs maintains the body-celebrating style. A simultaneously worked garter button band and minimal finishing keep it simple.

Construction: Flylette is a fitted cardi designed to be a light layer, with a scooped neckline and three-quarter length sleeves. Worked seamlessly from the top down with raglan shaping and a garter button band, the knitting is complete once the body and sleeves are finished, except for adding the ribbed neckband and sewing on buttons. The flower eyelets add a pretty touch; the deep sleeve and hem ribbing adds to the feminine silhouette, but may also be adjusted in length as needed.

Techniques & Skills Used: raglan construction, knit/purl, easy lace, increasing/decreasing, cable CO, purlwise cable CO, backwards loop CO. Stitch patterns are both written and charted.

Size: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52)”; shown in second size with 1” positive ease.

Yarn: Miss Babs Keira (100% superwash merino wool; 560 yards/512m/235g), shown in Moroccan Door; 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3) skeins, or approximately 700 (800, 950, 1050, 1200, 1300) yards of heavy fingering weight wool yarn with good stitch definition.

Other Materials: US 6 (4mm) 32” circular needle or size to match gauge; Stitch markers (10 color A, 2 color B and 1 color C); Stitch holders (2); Yarn needle; 8 (8, 9, 10, 10, 11) 5/8” buttons; Matching sewing thread and needle.

Gauge: 20 st and 32 rows/4” in stockinette stitch, after blocking.

Thank you to Mari at Stichcraft Marketing and the lovely ladies at Miss Babs, as well as to my own wonderful tech editor Kate Vanover.
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