Laurelai Cardigan by Mari Chiba
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Laurelai Cardigan

Knitting
February 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1800 - 2700 yards (1646 - 2469 m)
Finished Bust: 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54)” Shown in size 38”
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This top down cardigan is worked in one piece from the neck down with raglan sleeves. The cuffs and front bands of the sweater feature a brioche stitch. Brioche is easier to knit than you think, and I encourage you to give it a try! It’s also incredibly plush and cozy. The fabric is denser than a traditional ribbing and much wider and shorter.

However, if you’d prefer to knit the the sweater with a ribbing instead please note that the brioche stitch is wider than a traditional ribbing, so skip the decreases and work in ribbing.