Lady Wren by Jennie Santopietro

Lady Wren

August 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
650 - 1300 yards (594 - 1189 m)
S (M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
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Lady Wren is the perfect layering piece for warmer months. Knit in soft and breathable Knit Picks Comfy Worsted, this top down cardigan features short sleeves and a beautiful combination of Stockinette, Irish Moss and Seed stitches. The sweater begins with a provisional cast on at the neck, increases for the yoke, and sleeve stitches are removed to waste yarn after dividing while the rest of the cardigan is worked to the lower edge. Notes are included to adjust the length for a custom fit. Stitches are picked up and a decorative Seed st band is worked to finish the front with a flourish. Finally, sleeves stitches are replaced and several rows are worked to finish. This is a layering piece, so positive ease of 2-4” larger than actual bust size is recommended.

Simple enough for a beginning knitter, this pattern works up amazingly fast—you’ll be wearing your sweater in no time!

Required skills include provisional cast on to begin, right lifted increases and picking up and knitting stitches for the edging and sleeves. A link to a video tutorial is provided within the pattern.

Sizes: S (M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)

Finished Bust Measurements: 32” (36”, 40”, 46”, 50”, 54”)
Model shown in Marlin (teal) has upper bust measure of 30”, shown wearing sz S
Plus sized model shown in Sweet Pea Heather (lavender) has upper bust measure of 47”, shown wearing sz 2X

Finished Length center back neck to lower edge: 21 ½” (22 ½”, 23 ¾”, 24 ¾”, 25 ½”, 26 ½”)

Suggested Ease: 2-4” positive ease—this is a layering piece and meant to have a comfortable and easy feel

Yarn: Knit Picks Comfy Worsted OR Comfy Worsted Heathers Special Reserve (75% Pima cotton, 25% Acrylic, 109 yds/50g ball); 6-12 balls.
Approximate yardage: 650 (760, 870, 980, 1100, 1300) yds

Needles: 4.5mm/US size 7 32” circular needle* plus an additional circular needle at least 16” & 4.5mm/US size 6 or 7 (for easily handling provisional and held sts)
Always check gauge. Adjust needle size to obtain proper gauge.

Notions: 3 yards worsted weight waste yarn & 5mm/US size H crochet hook (for provisional cast-on), two 18” lengths of waste yarn for holding sleeves, 3-1” buttons