This short-sleeved cardigan is worked seamlessly from the top down with raglan shaping. The post-spike-stitch at the yoke and hem and the vintage buttons give this spring sweater a very elegant look. Some gentle shaping makes for a flattering, curve-hugging figure. Intermediate skills are recommended.
Finished Size: 33½ (37, 44, 47½)” bust circumference. Garment shown measures 33½”, modeled with no ease.
Yarn: Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk (50% alpaca, 50% silk; 146 yd [133 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #115 oyster, 6 (7, 8, 8) skeins.
Hook: Size E/4 (3.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: 4 st markers (m); seven 5/8″ shanked buttons. Note: Avoid using heavy buttons as they will pull fabric.
Gauge: 9 dc = 2″; 9 rows = 3″ in alternating rows of hdc and dc.