Lena

$8.00 USD

The Lena cardigan has deep pockets and a ribbed shawl collar that neatly hangs open but could be pinned closed. She is as interesting coming as going; the construction causes the back to hang slightly lower than the fronts and works its way up to a high-waisted pleat. She knits up fairly quickly in heavy worsted or aran weight yarn and is nearly seamless.

Skills Needed

General knitting skills.

Sizes

Small (medium, large, 1x, 2x, 3x)

Finished Measurements

  • Bust: 34 (38, 42, 44, 48, 52)"

  • Length: 25 (26, 27, 28, 29, 29)"

Materials

Yarn Options

  • Two strands held together

    • 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins Shibui Silk Cloud (60% kid mohair, 40% silk, 330 yds/25 g)

    • 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8) skeins Shibui Staccato (70% superwash merino, 30% silk, 191 yds/50 g), or

  • 1000 (1150, 1300, 1450, 1600, 1750) yds worsted to aran weight yarn that gets gauge

Needles

  • US 9 straight or circ

  • US 9 dpns

Change needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Gauge

17 sts and 23 rows = 4" in St st.

Errata

Work Pleat

  • On RS work row as est until 3 sts before 1st m, work right facing pleat as follows:
 
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