#81 Peplum Waist Top-Down Cardigan by SweaterBabe

#81 Peplum Waist Top-Down Cardigan

June 2008
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
750 - 1200 yards (686 - 1097 m)
XS through 3X
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This is a strictly feminine cardigan with lovely peplum waist and lots of pretty detailing. It’s another great top-down design to minimize seaming and allow you the option of easily adjusting sleeve and body length.
The collar, front, and peplum shaping inserts feature a simple mock cable rib (done using basic lace technique, no cable needles!). The sleeves are shown 3/4 length with a bold open lace medallion design and subtly flared shaping.

The waist is further accented with a wide ribbon held in place with mock cable belt loops that appear to extend beautifully from each “gored” peplum shaping insert. The back features the same peplum styling and belt loops for a great-looking cardigan whether the wearer is coming or going! (If you’re not a fan of belts, the cardigan also looks great if you leave off the belt and belt loops.)

Knit in a soft, organically grown dyed cotton from Blue Sky Alpacas, available in beautifully vibrant colors, like the Mediterranean blue shown here.