Liana by Jennifer Wood


May 2015
Light Fingering ?
26 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1079 - 2354 yards (987 - 2152 m)
28 (31.5, 34.75, 38.25, 41.75, 45, 48.5, 51.75, 55.25)"
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Liana means to climb like a vine, the twisted stitches in this cardigan are like a vine twisting around the eyelet flowers. It is a pretty, graceful name for a pretty, graceful cardigan. Liana is a lacy cropped cardigan perfect for wearing over your spring dresses or a tank and pants.
This is not a quick knit but the result of a beautiful cardigan is so worth it!

Some comments from the test knitters:

I’m finished :) and so very happy with the result! It is such a sweet and filigran jacket!
it has been a pleasure knitting this cardigan.
This cabled lace is beautiful!
This is going to be an amazing workhorse in your closet!
I think this is an absolutely lovely design, well written. When I knit this again (yes, I bought more yarn for this) I think I may add a twisted cable section to continue the sleeve section into the body.
It has been a pleasure knitting this cardigan. I am asked about it everywhere I take it with me :-)

Finished bust (when buttoned): 28 (31.5, 34.75, 38.25, 41.75, 45, 48.5, 51.75, 55.25)“. Modeled size is 31.5” with 2.5” negative ease.

Yarn: Anzula Milky Way, 80% milk protein, 20% superwash merino; 500 yds per 100g skein; color: Plum, 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins, 1079 (1265, 1340, 1500, 1660, 1755, 1980, 2136, 2354) yds.
Needles: Size 3/3.25mm 24” (or longer) circular needle and set of 4 or 5 double-pointed needles.
Other: Stitch markers, cable needle, stitch holders or waste yarn, tapestry needle, 9 - 13 size 3/8” buttons.
Gauge: 26 sts and 38 rows = 4” in Stockinette Stitch.
44 sts and 40 rows = 4” in Twisted Rib Stitch, blocked.
30 sts (3 repeats) = 3.5” wide and 10 rows per inch in Twisted Lace pattern blocked.

This cardigan is constructed from the top down in one piece with raglan increases to shape the bodice. To create a flattering fit, there are short rows to shape the back neckline higher than the front.
The length of the body and sleeves can be easily adjusted. The buttonhole and button bands are worked as part of the body of the cardigan. The buttonholes are the yarnovers in the buttonhole band so you may use as many buttons as you desire. I placed a button for every 2 inches.
Be sure to swatch and block the lace pattern. This is a stitch pattern that can tend to grow especially with non-wool yarn. Be sure to check all measurements on the schematic as this pattern is a bit tricky to modify once begun aside from the sleeve and body lengths.

Here is a link to tutorials for the finishing of the Button Bands: