Choose finished size depending on how you like your sweater to fit, but know that the ribbing is stretchy, and offers a wide range in each finished size. Sample was knit in a size 42” to fit a 41” bust, but also flatters with negative ease up to 48” bust.
Note on yarn choice: some 100% wool yarns may make this sweater look a little stiff because of the ribbing pattern. It’s up to you and your stash, but I think a yarn with a small amount of silk, or up to 50% alpaca content is a good option for this pattern.
Yardage for every size 33”=1000yds, 36”=1070yds, 39”=1130yds, 42”=1240yds, 45”=1310yds, 48”=1430yds, 51”=1500yds, 53”=1570yds, 57”=1670yds.
9/24 Errata included in sent pattern update. Changes or additions in italics:
Page 2, first column
Shape back neck and shoulders:
after marking center sts Work in rib patt to marker, BO all sts between markers, working ssk at each transition from knit to purl, and from purl to knit, in ribs during BO.
On page 2, top of third column:
Rejoin yarn to right neck edge, with RS facing. Work Left-Slanting Single Cable Dec, work to end as established. continuing armhole shaping as for back if not already completed. Work WS row in patt.
Next row (RS): Work Left-Slanting Double Cable Dec, work in patt to end.