Ravinia by Amy Swenson


January 2011
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
900 - 1400 yards (823 - 1280 m)
S(M, L, XL, 2X, 3X)
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Can I admit that this cardigan sprang, as if fully formed, from a heart-felt wish to find myself in the middle of one of those midwestern summer nights? It may sound overly romantic, but the design came from the idea of needing only a light layer, enjoying a candlelit picnic, and an hour or two of music.

If you’re from the Chicago area, you probably know exactly why I chose the name “Ravinia”. Ravinia is a unique summer-long music festival, and Ravinia is exactly what I will wear the next time I’m lucky enough to spend an evening under the stars.

The design begins from the neck down and is worked in a circular fashion to the bust line. The body is then knit from the hem up in an easy lace pattern and joined using a three needle bind off.

900(1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400) yds DK wt. yarn
Shown in Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sport - color Kerfuffle
(100% Superwash Wool, 200 yards / 70g)

US 6 / 4mm circular needles, 24” or 36”, OR SIZE TO OBTAIN PROPER GAUGE AFTER BLOCKING
1 set US 6 / 4mm double pointed needles
US 5 / 3.75mm circular needles, 24” or 36”
1 set US 4 / 3.75mm double pointed needles
stitch markers
stitch holders or scrap yarn
darning needle
8 buttons - 3/4” diameter

S(M, L, XL, 2X, 3X)

Finished Measurements:
33(36, 40, 44, 49, 54) inch chest
23.5(24, 24, 24.5, 25, 25) back length