An open cardigan with simple embellishment and a narrow, delicate shawl collar. I wanted something with a loose, casual look, but the illusion of being a bit more tailored. A beautiful slipped stitch detail creates a flattering "waist" on the open sweater, and is echoed on the collar and hem. A short length allows for a belt or loose shirt to show beneath. The collar is narrower and more delicate than a traditional shawl collar, it can be worn up or down, and the detail is the same on both sides.
You can alter this easily for fit - width, length, etc. You can also move the waist detail up or down as your figure requires, and you can create a wider shawl collar if you prefer.
The sample is knit in The PluckyKnitter's Primo Worsted in Barely Birch, a perfect neutral to wear with anything. The subtle color shading really pops in the slipped stitch detail, and the mix of merino and cashmere makes for a perfect midweight fabric, soft, a bit drapey, and warm without being heavy.