A cropped cardigan with 3/4 sleeves, worked in one piece from the top down, which means you can easily change the length of the sleeves and body as you like. You could also add more buttons if you prefer a closed cardigan. Instructions are given for working the sleeves flat, but they can be worked in the round if you prefer. It would look great in a cotton or linen yarn for summer as well.
Suitable for an adventurous beginner, who understands top-down raglan construction, is not afraid of a little lace and picking up stitches for the trim. Requires knowledge of basic increases and decreases, and cable cast-on. (Here is a tutorial.)
Body length from underarm =31 cm (12.5 inches)
Sleeve length = 28-30 cm (11-12 inches)
Choose a size that gives you approx. 0-2 inches of positive ease.
Yarn requirements:(Make sure you increase the amount of yarn required if you intend to lengthen body and/or sleeves.)
XS - 680 m / 750 yds
S - 750 m / 830 yds
M - 850 m / 950 yds
L - 950 m / 1050 yds
XL - 1100 m / 1200 yds
XXL - 1200 m / 1320 yds
Buttons: 13-15 mm / 1/2-5/8 inch; 5 for XS, S, M, and 6 for L, XL, 2XL, or more if you want to button it all the way to the bottom!