A cropped cardigan with 3/4 sleeves, worked in one piece from the top down, which means you can easily change the length of the sleeves and body as you like. You could also add more buttons if you prefer a closed cardigan. Instructions are given for working the sleeves flat, but they can be worked in the round if you prefer. It would also look great in a cotton or linen yarn for summer.
Suitable for an adventurous beginner, who understands top-down raglan construction, is not afraid of a little lace and picking up stitches for the trim. Requires knowledge of basic increases and decreases, and cable cast-on.
Choose a size that gives you approx. 0-2 inches of positive ease.