Hespeler by Shaulaine White


July 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
715 - 1275 yards (654 - 1166 m)
XS-3X (30" to 54" finished bust)
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Finished Bust sizes: (30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48, 51, 54)“
Yardage: (715, 800, 880, 960, 1020, 1100, 1190, 1250, 1275) yds

A good summer sweater is hard to come by. Something warm enough for evenings, and cool enough for the day time. This silky alpaca linen fabric, knit in a loose drapey gauge, makes the perfect summer fabric. Every time you wear it, it gets dramatically softer.

This light cardigan is knit top-down and is almost entirely seamless except for 2 small shoulder seams. The yoke is knit first, starting at the centre-back with a provisional cast-on. The body is then picked up and knit-down. The sleeves are then picked up and knit down to the cuff. A subtle slip-stitch border is carried down the front, and a loose eyelot border is knit along both the bottom hem and the sleeve cuffs. Short rows are used at the bottom/back of the sweater to curve the bottom hem down around the hips for a more flattering shape.

Skills Required: Provisional cast-on, picking up stitches, backwards-loop cast-on, mattress stitch, short rows