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Whimsy

Knitting
October 2012
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches = 4 inches in Stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1530 - 2380 yards (1399 - 2176 m)
Finished bust 32"-47"

This sweater will be featured in Koigu Magazine 6!
Whimsy is a slightly swingy, open-front cardigan with a lacy knit shawl collar. The construction is top-down with a slight gathering in the body at yoke. The body of the sweater is knit in one piece, with the collar piece knitted separately and sewn on. The collar seam is the only seam on this garment. The fronts are wide enough to wear closed with a shawl pin, or you can sew on a few buttons and make a couple of loops. If you want a size that is in between the pattern sizes, I would advise you to start out with the smaller of the two sizes and then continue to increase until you are in between the two. Top-down raglans are very easy to alter this way. I intentionally made the collar piece so that it would be a bit long and hang below the sweater length, you can alter this as desired!

You will want to have size 4 circular needles in 16” and 24” lengths, and I prefer a short straight needle to knit the collar piece, though it’s not necessary. You need a couple of short size 3’s for the i-cord trim, or use two double-pointed needles.