Vodka Gimlet by Thea Colman

Vodka Gimlet

August 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette, lightly blocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1100 - 1600 yards (1006 - 1463 m)
32 - 50
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An open cardigan with simple embellishment and a narrow, delicate shawl collar. I wanted something with a loose, casual look, but the illusion of being a bit more tailored. A beautiful slipped stitch detail creates a flattering “waist” on the open sweater, and is echoed on the collar and hem. A short length allows for a belt or loose shirt to show beneath.

The collar is narrower and more delicate than a traditional shawl collar, so it can be worn up or down, and the detail is the same on both sides.

You can alter this easily for fit - width, length, etc. You can also move the waist detail up or down as your figure requires, and you can create a wider shawl collar if you prefer.

It’s knit in The PluckyKnitter’s Primo out of Barely Birch, a perfect neutral to wear with anything. The subtle color shading really pops in the slipped stitch detail, and the mix of merino and cashmere makes for a perfect midweight fabric - soft, a bit drapey, and warm without being heavy.

Yardage by size:

1000(1100,1200,1300,1400,1500,1600,1650,1700) yds