A transitional cardigan with lace panels and unique waist ties.
Bust measures: 30½ (32¾, 35, 37, 39¼, 41½, 43¾, 45¾, 48, 50¼, 54½)”/77.5 (83, 88.5, 94, 100, 105.5, 111, 116.5, 122, 127.5, 138.5) cm with fronts overlapping slightly
Length from hem to shoulder: 21½ (22¼, 23¼, 24, 24½, 25, 25½, 26¼, 26¾, 27, 27½)”/54.5 (56.5, 59, 61, 62, 63.5, 65, 66.5, 68, 68.5, 70) cm
The Plucky Knitter Plucky Sweater [90% merino; 10% nylon]: 270 yds/247 m per 100 g hank, shown in color Narragansett Gray: 5 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9) hanks or 1103 (1210, 1367, 1484, 1611, 1720, 1876, 2007, 2149, 2284, 2422) yds/1009 (1107, 1251, 1358, 1474, 1573, 1717, 1836, 1966, 2090, 2216) m.
Gauge: 22 sts & 30 rows = 4″/10 cm in stockinette stitch, blocked. Recommended needle size of US 6/4 mm.
Pattern Notes: All photographs copyright Jonathan Herzog 2013 and used with permission. Technical editing by Elizabeth Sullivan.
Aislinn is the perfect combination of interest to the knitter, unique details, and wardrobe-friendly styling. It offers the perfect blend of elements for a multi-season wardrobe staple, all while being easy to modify. The lace pattern and ¾-length sleeves keep things from getting too toasty, while the stockinette back and sleeves give you enough warmth to combat breezy days and nights. The unusual front closures are an interesting, tailored touch, and the fairly flat neckline shaping ensures the plackets may be worn closed or (if you prefer) encouraged to fall open into a wider V.
The sweater is constructed in pieces and then seamed, with waist ties picked up and knit after finishing. A well-placed snap is sewn to the inside of the cardigan plackets to keep things neat. Should you prefer, the cardigan could be made with button bands instead.
The Plucky Knitter’s Plucky Sweater is a wonderful everyday sweater yarn, with Sarah’s incomparable eye for color. It is the perfect foil to these simple stitch patterns. Should you desire to substitute yarn, please choose something without excessive drape (lest the collar get too droopy) that shows the stitch pattern well.
Vertical darts enable easy customization to fit your needs. Should you desire less waist shaping than specified, either omit the shaping rows entirely, or omit/reduce only the shaping on the front of the sweater. Bustier women can work more increases on the front of the sweater, and not in the back. Extra stitches should be decreased into the neckline.
As with all patterns, compare the schematic against your own measurements and make alterations as necessary.
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