Baileys Irish Cream by Thea Colman

Baileys Irish Cream

February 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
5.5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette, lace gauge given in pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
950 - 2100 yards (869 - 1920 m)
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Baileys is a delicate cardigan that balances elegant details and simple design in one sweater. A cable and lace motif in a seemingly complex pattern (really it’s not!), a lace collar and open neckline, delicate buttons, and a creamy silk-merino- cashmere yarn add to the light, feminine vibe of the design, while a strong cabled button band, stockinette panels, and a turned hem bring the sweater back down to earth. Simple and flirty at the same time. Kind of made for Valentine’s Day, yes?

Shaping is centered on the back, which - like the arms - is knit in stockinette, so you can still make a few flattering mods as you go. The sweater is knit from the bottom up, sleeves attached at the yoke - and the collar and button bands are added at the end.

Size given is finished bust size. I suggest picking the option that gives you 2-3” of positive ease off your usual bust size.

Yardage per size:
950(1050,1200,1350,1500,1600)(1750,1900,2050,2100) yards