May 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in the round and back and forth
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1094 - 2515 yards (1000 - 2300 m)
84 - 153.5cm / 33 - 60½ in
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A light cardigan for spring and summer, with structured lace panels, worked top down. Yorlin is an old Scots name for the yellowhammer.

Kate Davies Designs Milarrochy Tweed (70% Wool; 30% Mohair; 100m / 109yds per 25g ball)
Cowslip: 10 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23) x 25g balls
Check sizing table for garment dimensions. If you wish to add length to the body, you may need an extra ball of yarn.

Needles and Notions
Gauge-size and below gauge-size circular needles of appropriate lengths for working body
Gauge-size and below gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type for working small circumferences
Gauge-size dpn for working i-cord
Stitch markers of two types, x and y
Waste yarn for holding stitches
Tapestry needle
9-12 buttons, approximately 1cm / ½in diameter

28 sts and 36 rows to 10cm / 4in over stockinette in the round and back and forth using gauge-size needle. Use 3.25mm needle as a starting point for swatching.

Finished bust circumference (with overlapped front bands): 84 (89, 94, 99, 104, 109, 114.5, 124.5, 129.5, 138.5, 145, 153.5) cm / 33 (35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 49, 51, 54½, 57, 60½) in
Select the size above your actual bust measurement. Shown in the second size with 4 in positive ease at the bust.

Pattern notes
This cardigan is worked from the top down, casting on a few stitches, and increasing to shape the front neckline. Stitches are then cast on for each front, and two lace panels positioned, before shaping the sleeves and upper body with raglan increases. Sleeve caps are divided and set aside, then the body is worked to the desired length. Sleeves are picked up and worked top-down, before ribbed front bands and neck edging are worked. I-cord buttonholes complete the cardigan. When one number is given, it applies to all sizes.