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Lea Cardigan

The Scrumptious Collection Volume 2
Knitting
January 2013
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stocking stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
798 - 1596 yards (730 - 1459 m)
To fit bust 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50) in

This short-sleeved cardigan has a deep V-neck that can be worn to the front or the back.

Size
8 (10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26) UK dress size
To fit bust
81 (86, 91, 97, 102, 107, 112, 117, 122, 127) cm
32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50) in
Actual bust (twice back width)
78.5 (83, 88, 94.5, 99, 104, 109, 113.5, 120, 125) cm
31 (32.75, 34.5, 37.25, 39, 41, 42.75, 44.75, 47.25, 49) in
Length to underarm
37 (37.5, 39, 40, 41.5, 42, 43, 44, 45.5, 46) cm
14.5 (14.75, 15.5, 16, 16.25, 16.5, 17, 17.5, 17.75, 18) in
Armhole depth
17 (17.5, 18, 18.5, 19, 19.5, 20.5, 21.5, 22, 22.5) cm
6.75 (7, 7, 7.25, 7.5, 7.75, 8, 8.25, 8.5, 9) in
Finished length
54 (55, 57, 58.5, 60.5, 61.5, 63.5, 65.5, 67, 68.5) cm
21.25 (21.75, 22.5, 23.25, 23.75, 24.25, 25, 25.75, 26.25, 27) in
Waist (twice back waist)
62.5 (67, 72, 78.5, 83, 88, 93, 97.5, 104, 109) cm
24.5 (26.5, 28.25, 31, 32.75, 34.5, 36.5, 38.5, 41, 42.75) in
Hip (finished garment at hem, including edging)
86.5 (91, 96, 102.5, 107, 112, 116.5, 121.5, 128, 132.5) cm
34 (36, 37.75, 40.25, 42.25, 44, 46, 47.75, 50.5, 52.25) in

Skills
Short-row shaping, increasing, decreasing, keeping track of two sets of shaping instructions at the same time, picking up and knitting stitches

Yarn
Fyberspates Scrumptious 4ply/Sport (45% silk, 55% superwash merino; 100g skeins)
Cherry (301) 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4) x 100g skeins

Needles and accessories
1 set 3.25mm UK 10/US 3 circular needles (80-100cm 30-40in long)
Stitch holders or waste yarn
9 Small buttons, approx. 11mm 0.5in diameter
Stitch markers

Tension
25 sts and 36 rows to 10cm 4in over stocking stitch, using 3.25mm needles

Pattern notes
This top is worked from the top down, using short row shaping for the shoulders. To help you to keep track of the increases and decreases when working the neck and side shaping sections, we recommend that you keep tally of the rows in a notebook, marking which rows need which type of shaping.