Double V Cardigan

Blousy cardigan with lace pattern, puffed sleeves, deep V-neck, set-in sleeves, shoulder shaping, and an unusual neckband at back neck. Elastic can be added to the sleeve cuff casings to cinch the cuffs more drastically.

Designer Melissa Wehrle
Finished Size 29½ (33½, 37, 41, 45, 49)" bust circumference. Cardigan shown measures 37", modeled with a couple inches of positive ease.
Yarn Zitron Savanna (60% cotton, 20% linen, 20% rayon; 109 yd [100 m]/50 g): #20 sunflower, 7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) balls. Yarn distributed by Skacel.
Needles Body and sleeves—size 6 (4 mm): 24" circular (cir) or straight. Ribbing—size 4 (3.5 mm): 32" cir. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
• Markers (m);
• stitch holder;
• tapestry needle;
• five ⅝" buttons, sewing needle and matching thread;
• 25" elastic ⅜" wide (optional for sleeves).
Gauge 23 sts and 28 rows = 4" in lace rib on larger needles; 26 sts and 32 rows = 4" in k2, p1 rib on smaller needles.

CORRECTION: Row 4 of of Lace Rib should read:  *K2, p1, ssk, k5, k2tog, p1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

CLARIFICATION: Sleeves-With larger needles, waste yarn, and the invisible-provisional method (see Glossary) CO 49 (53, 53, 58, 58, 63) sts. Work 9 rows in St st, beginning and ending with a WS (purl) row. (RS) Join hem: Place sts from provisional CO on a 2nd needle and hold needles parallel with 2nd needle in back.


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