This is a worsted weight version of my Ivy cardigan. Ivy is a classic crew neck cardigan. It features a pretty purl twist stitch pattern on the fronts while the back and sleeves are kept simple in stockinette. It is worked seamlessly from the top down with raglan shaping for the sleeves and gentle waist shaping for a flattering fit.
XS(S, M1, M2, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)
Bust: 31(34.5, 37.5, 40.5, 44, 47, 50.5, 53.5) inches / 78(86, 94, 102, 110, 118, 126, 134) cm
It is intended to be worn with approx. 0-3 inches / 0-7.5 cm positive ease. Choose a size that is approx. 0-3 inches / 0-7.5 cm larger than your actual bust measurement. Shown in size S with 0.5 inch / 1.25 cm positive ease.
Increases and decreases
Knit in the round (for the sleeves)
Pick up stitches
Worsted weight yarn 100g/220 yd skein x 5(5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9) skeins
Approx. 1000(1100, 1225, 1300, 1425, 1550, 1700, 1850) yds / 915(1000, 1120, 1190, 1300, 1420, 1550, 1700) m
Needles & Notions:
US 6 (4 mm) circular needle (at least 32 inches / 80 cm long) and set of double pointed needles
US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle (at least 32 inches / 80 cm long) and set of double pointed needles
4 stitch markers
8 Buttons (approx. 0.75 inch / 18 mm in diameter)
Stitches are cast on for the neck and the yoke 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 neck band and button bands.