This swingy, open-front cardigan pairs the simplicity of stockinette and garter stitch with a touch of graceful lace. It’s worked flat in one piece from the top and the raglan sleeves are worked top-down in the round. It can be worn open or fastened with a shawl pin or clasp. Or, sew on a few buttons and use the yarn overs as buttonholes. A light blocking will relax and open up the front band lace.
Stitch patterns are provided in both written form and a chart.
Level of difficulty: Advanced beginner/Intermediate. Experience with working lace, and working in the round on dpns (for the sleeves) is helpful.
Sizes: Women’s XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X)
Finished (Blocked) Measurements: Bust circumference: 31 (35, 38.5, 42.5, 46, 50, 54) inches/79 (89, 98, 108, 117, 127, 137) cm with fronts overlapping approximately 1 inch/2.5 cm
Yardage Estimates: 1,150 (1,250, 1,350 1,450, 1,600, 1,750, 1,900) yards/1,050 (1,150, 1,250, 1,325, 1,475, 1,600, 1,750) m sportweight wool