raindrop cardigan by Jennifer Wood

raindrop cardigan

March 2012
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 20 rows
in st. st.
US 11 - 8.0 mm
8.0 mm (L)
610 - 870 yards (558 - 796 m)
XS, S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X
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This pattern is available for free.

The yarn is a narrow cotton ribbon. Like most cotton yarns it has little give and is a bit stiff when first knit up, but that is remedied in the washing and blocking.

The raindrop stitch is from one of Barbara Walker’s books and I love the way it shows up with this ribbon shaped yarn. Once blocked this yarn has a surprisingly wonderful drape. I was very pleased with the results.

This cardigan is worked from the top down in one piece. It begins with a rounded yoke and then moves into raglan shaping to finish off the bodice. Once it is divided, the body is worked straight down and the sleeves quickly completed with a couple of rounds of the Raindrop Stitch. It is then finished off with a crocheted edge.

This cardigan was designed with plenty of ease to give a flowing, flattering fit.

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The colors available and the phone number are in a thread for the Raindrop Cardigan in the Wood House Knits group here.