Plixi is a long and lean open front cardigan, with gentle waist shaping and a flowing ruffle at the front edge and cuffs. Worked seamlessly from the top down in a drapey fingering weight yarn on larger needles, Plixi uses the contiguous method of seamless shoulder and sleeve construction, with a picked-up ruffle along the front edge, and a simple purled hem finish. Long, slim and elegant, Plixi works with jeans or a dress, for sleek and chic style with any outfit.
Techniques & Skills Used: contiguous construction, knit/purl, short rows, simultaneous shaping, increasing/decreasing, picking up stitches.
Size: 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 44, 48)” bust; shown in second size with no ease.
Yarn: RYC Cashsoft 4 Ply (57% wool, 33% microfiber, 10% cashmere; 175 yards/50g); 8 (8, 9, 9, 10, 11, 12) balls shown in 3423 Monet. A yarn with some drape from microfiber, silk or bamboo is recommended to achieve the swingy drape of this cardigan, as well as to work with the long and lean silhouette, and to keep the narrow hem from rolling.
US 5 (3.75mm) 32” circular needle or size to match gauge; US 5 (3.75mm) 60” circular needle for ruffle; US 4 (3.5mm) 60” circular needle for ribbing and picking up stitches; Stitch markers (4); Scrap yarn or extra cables for stitch holders (2); Yarn needle.
The Contiguous sleeve method was developed by SusieM; for more information see the Contiguous group.
Thank you to my lovely test knitters, and my wonderful tech editor Kate Vanover.
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