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A dose of color can spice up many an outfit. This mustard short-sleeve cardigan is a perfect example.
It begins with a yoke worked side to side with clever short rows to form a gracefully curved neckline. Stitches are then picked up along the bottom edge to work the body from the top-down. Small cable panels are added to accent the front lines. A group of small cables are worked down the center back, then gathered and crossed to narrow at the waist for a flattering effect.
Wide ribbed front bands and short ribbed armhole bands are then added for the finishing touch.
The result? A great accent piece that will spice up any ensemble while keeping things ultra feminine and chic.
For the OPTIONAL Top-Down Cardigan Techniques PDF Download, please visit this page. Written instructions are included in this pattern, but the OPTIONAL download may be helpful to some.
Errata found 2/12/14 (only applies to you if you purchased this before 2/12/14): Page 6, Row 4 of BODY section: Follow Row 3 of Vine Lace for BOTH panels.
Errata found 1/28/14 (only applies to you if you purchased this before 1/28/14): Page 6, right before the BODY section: The total of 178 (194, 206, 222, 244, 272) rows along bottom edge should include counting the CO row also as a row.
Finished Knit Bust Measurements: (snapped closed, with front bands only barely overlapping): 30 (33 ¼, 37 ½, 39 ¾, 44, 47 ¼)" [76 (84.5, 95, 101, 112, 120) cm]. TO FIT SIZES: XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X) or Bust Sizes 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50)" [71-76 (81.5-86.5, 91.5-96.5, 101.5-106.5, 112-117, 122-127) cm].
Yarn Used: DROPS Garnstudio Alaska (100% Pure new wool; 1.76 oz/50 g [76 yds/70 m] per ball): 8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13) balls in Mustard #58.
Pattern Gauge: 17 sts and approx 22 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Double Vine Lace; 15 sts and approx 22 rows = 4" [10 cm] in St st.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: An aran weight 100% wool yarn with a gauge of 17 sts = 22 rows = 4" [10 cm] on size 7-10 needles [4.5 mm-6 mm].
Total Yardage Required: 615 (690, 755, 810, 910, 990) [562 (631, 690, 741, 832, 905) m].
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Knitting Needles Used: Size 10 [6 mm] 24" or longer circular knitting needle OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE (there are too many sts when working the cardigan to fit on straight needles); Size 10 [6 mm] set of DPNs OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE (for working SLEEVES in the round) .
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Posted by Karen on 22nd Jan 2014
I love the textures and details in this pattern. The recommended yarn is a really good price. Can't
wait to start this project.
Posted by Kathy on 12th Oct 2013
I have successfully downloaded the pattern and have reviewed the directions. At this point, I have yet to make it. This is a project for the near future.
I have NEVER been disappointed in any of the patterns that I have purchased.
I look forward to adding to my knitting library collection with patterns from Sweater Babe.
Posted by westlc2 on 4th Oct 2013
This is a beautiful sweater, very unusual and thankfully the American instructions and wool type convert to UK instructions,
I am extremely pleased with his pattern and will be back
Posted by Brenda F on 19th Sep 2013
I adore all your patterns as they are beautiful and a joy to do. The ladies sweaters, cardigans, etc are always so feminine. I do not care for the color that it calls for, but any color will make this sweater pop. I always come to look and dream about my next project...until next time...here's needles to you!!
Posted by Giselle on 18th Sep 2013
This pattern is absolutely stunning. Very modern, very romantic, and so very feminine.
The colour does not suit me, but it definitely does not take away any glamour from the overall style.
I bought this pattern because I fell in love with it instantly. Thank you so very much to the competent designer.
Posted by Belinda Peacock on 11th Sep 2013
Your designs are always so feminine and pretty, just my style......I love them. This one is exceptional........the only problem I have with it is the color, and that can be changed easily. Thank you for your creativity and beautiful designs.