Worked in one piece from the bottom up with a geometric lace pattern and wrapped stitches, this easy cardigan has minimal shaping but maximum impact. Wear it with the fronts open for a casual look, or dress it up with a fancy shawl pin to close them.
Bust Circumference is 34 1/2 (40, 44 1/2, 48 1/2, 53, 57) inches closed with 6-8 inches overlap.
Width at Bust with no overlap: 42 1/4 (46 1/4, 50 1/4, 54 1/4 58 1/4, 62 1/4)”
Length: 21 (22, 23, 24, 25, 26) inches
Plymouth Yarn Mushishi (worsted weight; 95% wool/5% silk; 491 yds/250g per skein): 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3) skeins creams #0015
Size 8 (5mm) 36-inch circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge
Cable needle, Stitch markers, Stitch holders or waste yarn
17 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches/10cm in St st (blocked).
16 sts and 26 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Diamond Lace and Bodice pats (blocked). Note: This gauge is important for fit across back.
To save time, take time to check gauge.
Body is worked in one piece from the bottom up to the underarms, then divided for fronts and back. Sleeves are worked flat.
The 4 front edge stitches are double-knit throughout for a closed edge.
When shaping in lace pats, if you can’t work both the yarn over and its accompanying decrease, work in stockinette stitch instead.