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Mother-of-the-Bride Cardigan

Mother-Daughter Knits: 30 Designs to Flatter & Fit
Knitting
March 2009
Lace / 2 ply ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on smaller needles using Kidsilk Spray
US 3 - 3.25 mm
5.0 mm (H)
1370 - 2010 yards (1253 - 1838 m)
S-M (L-1X, 2X)

Drapey cardigan mixes fitted and snug with loose and flowing. Front is soft and loose, while back is firm and snug. Upper sleeve in bulky yarn is fitted, while lower sleeve is loose and flowing. Dress it up or down for a comfortable, versatile garment. (Sally is wearing the sweater on the book’s cover.)

Skill Level: Experienced

Sizing Information:

  • S-M (L-1X, 2X)
  • Finished bust (at underarm): 36 (42, 48)” / 91 (106.5, 122) cm
  • Finished length (at side): 20 (21, 22)” / 51 (53.5, 56) cm
  • Finished shoulder width: 12.5 (12.5, 14.5)” / 31.5 (31.5, 37) cm
  • Finished sleeve length: 32 (32.5, 34)” / 81 (82.5, 98) cm

Materials:

  • 920 (1130, 1350) yd / 828 (1017, 1215) m (5-5-6 balls) Rowan Kidsilk Spray (70% kid mohair, 30% silk, each approx. 7/8 oz / 25g and 229 yd / 210m), in color 572 Pebbles (fine/sport)
  • 450 (550, 660) yd / 405 (495, 594) m (5-5-6 balls) Zitron Loft Classic (100% merino wool, each approx. 1 3/4 oz / 50g and 110 yd / 100m), in color 1211 taupe (bulky) (Note: Pattern says “Skacel loft” - Zitron Loft is distributed by Skacel, but actually is called “Zitron Loft Classic”)
  • One pair 5 mm / US 8 needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • One pair 3 mm / US 3 needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • One size 3 mm / US 3 circular needle, 24” / 60 cm long
  • Tapestry needle
  • One 5 mm / US H-8 crochet hook