An airy cardigan with styling borrowed from men’s wear is a modern ideal for the transitional seasons. Worked in Loft at a loose gauge and blocked to drape beautifully, this weightless layering piece conveys simplicity without sacrificing smart details. The tunic length, deep ribbing, and vertical rivulets of twisted stitches flatter a variety of figures. Seamed construction adds stability to the light fabric and puts the cherry on this cardigan’s professional good looks.
- 1550 (1700, 1840, 2005) (2145, 2340, 2485) (2685, 2850, 3020) yards of fingering weight wool yarn
- 22 stitches & 36 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
- 20-stitch panel from chart measures 3″ wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking
Size A (for Main Fabric):
- One pair of straight needles or a 32″ circular needle* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
- Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)
Size B (for Ribbing):
- One pair of straight needles and/or a 32″ (or longer) circular needle*, three sizes smaller than Size A
- Suggested Size: 3¼ mm (US 3)
*Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used. For button bands (Size B), a circular needle is required.
- 35½ (38½, 41¼, 44¼) (47¼, 50, 53) (55¾, 58¾, 61¾)” circumference at bust (buttoned)
- Intended Ease: +2–4″
- Sample shown is size 38½” with +3″ ease on model
Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern
- Eyelet Buttonhole