Blue Skies is a simple open front cardigan with 3/4 length sleeves and useful pockets hidden in the wide hem. It is worked from the top down with raglan shaping for the sleeves and A-line shaping for the body.
XS(S, M, L, XL)
Bust: 30(34, 38, 42, 46) inches / 76(86, 96.5, 106.5, 117) cm (Based on twice the back width at underarm)
It is intended to be worn with approx. 0-2 inches / 0-5 cm positive ease. Choose a size up to 2 inches / 5 cm larger than your actual bust measurement. Shown in size S with no ease.
Increases and decreases
Knit in the round
Pick up stitches
4 ply / Fingering weight yarn 50g / 230 yd skein x 5(5, 6, 7, 7) skeins
Approx. 1000(1150, 1300, 1450, 1600) yds / 915(1050, 1190, 1325, 1460) m
Needles & Notions:
US 4 (3.5mm) circular needle (at least 32 inches / 80 cm long) and set of double pointed needles
4 stitch markers
Stitch holders or waste yarn
Stitches are cast on for the yoke which is worked flat and shaped with raglan increases. Stitches are set aside for the sleeves and the body is worked down in one piece with shaping. The sleeve stitches are placed onto dpns and knit down in the round. Finally stitches are picked up to work the front band.