a sweater, from Field Journal by Meghan Jackson in collaboration with the Malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project.
A comfortable shawl-front cardigan that’s perfect for nature walks. Knit in one piece with slim ¾ sleeves and casual lace details. Wear it draped closed, open with a cascading shawl-look, or as a v-neck thanks to a few strategic buttons. You’ll love the look and versatility of this design and it’s fun to knit too!
US #5 (3.75mm) needles, circular and DPNs (or size required for gauge)
US #4 (3.5mm) needles, circular and DPNs (or size required for gauge)
Malabrigo Arroyo (100% superwash merino; 335yds/306m, 100g/3.5oz skein) colour Sand Bank; 4 (5, 5, 5; 6, 6, 6; 6, 7, 7; 7, 8) skeins, or approx. 1150 (1350, 1400, 1500; 1600, 1700, 1750; 1800, 1900, 2050; 2150, 2250) yds
yarn needle, stitch markers, 6 ¾ inch buttons (buttons shown by Buttonalia, style Mushroom)
waste yarn, crochet hook (optional)
24 sts and 32 rows over 4” (10 cm) square in stockinette st after blocking
28 (32, 34, 36; 38, 40, 42; 44, 46, 48; 50, 52)”
71 (81.5, 86.5, 91.5; 96.5, 102, 107; 112, 117, 122; 127, 132) cm
Sport or fingering weight yarn is recommended for this design to keep it lightweight and drapey.
This cardigan is worked seamlessly in one piece from the top down. Try it on as you go. Customize the fit by working more or fewer raglan increases or sleeve decreases or moving the waist higher or lower.
Please note that yarn substitutions may result in changes to yardage requirements and how the design appears after finishing and blocking.
No short-rows are used to shape this sweater.
Depending on your knitting style and yarn choice, you may require smaller or larger needles to meet gauge. It is recommended that you knit and block a gauge swatch before you begin.
Sample shown is size 34, worn with zero ease.