knitscene Summer 2018: Sandy Cardigan
This season’s ready-to-wear is all about easy-to-wear, and the classic deconstructed lines of the Sandy Cardigan from knitscene Summer 2018 will serve you well year-round. The pretty allover boxy lace pattern can be partnered with a button-down or tee for a summer or fall look. Once there’s a chill in the air, it’s easy to picture this as the first layer beneath a denim jacket or heavier knit coat.
But to see this garment truly serve its purpose, it just might be the perfect office sweater. Keep it close to ward off the chill of the air-conditioning, and reap the reward of fielding compliments on your handmade effort. The Purl Soho Cattail Silk is calling, and is available is eighteen colors that are made for a wardrobe staple such as this.
DESIGNER Kiri FitzGerald
FINISHED SIZE 18¼ (19¾, 21¼, 23¼, 26¼, 28¼)” back width. Cardigan shown measures 19¾” on model with 32½” bust.
YARN Purl Soho Cattail Silk (100% silk; 618 yd [565 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #8020 wood mouse, 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 4) skeins.
NEEDLES Size 2½ (3 mm): 32″ circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Sizes 3 (3.25 mm), 4 (3.5 mm), 5 (3.75 mm), and 6 (4 mm): 32″ cir. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
NOTIONS Marker (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle.
GAUGE 21 sts and 33 rows = 4″ in patt on size 6 needle; 24 sts and 40 rows = 4″ in patt on size 3 needle.