Swing Step Cardigan by Amy Herzog

Swing Step Cardigan

Knitting
September 2014
Light Fingering ?
21 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
950 - 1850 yards (869 - 1692 m)
XXS (XS, S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
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Finished Measurements

Bust: 30.5 (33.5, 36.5, 39.5, 42.75, 45.75, 48, 51, 54, 57.25) inches
Length: 21.25 (22, 23, 23.25, 24, 25, 25.5, 25.75, 26.5, 26.75) inches
Note: Intended to be worn with 1-2 inches of positive ease in upper torso.

Materials

Approximately 950 (1050, 1150, 1250, 1350, 1450, 1550, 1560, 1750, 1850) yards light fingering yarn
1 set of US 6 (4mm) straight needles and 24 inches circular
Stitch markers
Stitch holders
Tapestry needle

Notes

This comfortable, worn-open cardigan is easy to wear and provides a beautiful showcase for special yarn. Worked mostly in stockinette with diminishing seed stitch stripes, it is constructed in pieces from the bottom up and then seamed.

Vertical darts are used for waist shaping, and allow easy customization to fit your needs. As written, the front of the sweater is straight and the back is shaped; this gives a wonderfully relaxed feel without looking boxy.