Solace by Kristen Finlay


February 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in basket weave stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1150 - 1610 yards (1052 - 1472 m)
47 (52, 57, 62, 67, 72)”; 119 (132, 145, 158, 170, 183)cm circumference at bust.
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A cosy, oversized cardigan featuring flattering slim sleeves, dropped shoulder construction and, most importantly, pockets! While the cardigan is designed to be worn open, a shawl-pin closure would look fantastic. A simple, throw-on-and-go cardigan that is sure to become a wardrobe staple

Knit from the top down, the Solace features dropped shoulders, grafted sleeves and a shaped, short-row neck and pockets. Even though there is a lot of ease around the bust, the way the cardigan is constructed means that most of this ease falls under the arms, giving an almost batwing-like silhouette (see the photos where I’m holding my arm up). Short-rows along the neck band help the cardigan drape nicely over the shoulders and substitute for the usual short-rows between the shoulders.

If you would like to size down, make sure you compare your upper arm (which for this design is meaured just above your elbow) with the measurments written in the schematic.

Finished Measurements
47 (52, 57, 62, 67, 72)”; 119 (132, 145, 158, 170, 183)cm circumference at bust.

Sample size is 47” (119cm) shown on a bust size of 34” (86cm). Select a size that will give around 10-15” (25-38 cm) of positive ease.

Skein Cushy DK
230 yards / 210 meters in 100g
100% superwash Merino
5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 7) skeins

Two sets of 3.75 mm/US 5 circular needles with 40 inch (100 cm) cable.
3.25 mm/US 3 needles for rib.

Stitch holders/waste yarn, stitch markers, tapestry needle, crochet hook same size as main needle.

26 sts and 32 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) in Basketweave stitch pattern using larger needles.

This pattern has recently been updated to include short row shaping along the neck for a better fit as well as a few pattern fixes. I have also released a cropped version of this cardigan which you will also receive if you purchase or have purchased this pattern


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