Soap Bubble Wrap

Designer: Connie Chang Chinchio
Published: February 13, 2009
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Technique: Knitting
Skill Level: Intermediate.

Lovely in linen with touches of lace, this versatile wrap sweater has unusual detailing at shoulder and hip. Wear it over a skirt for an office showstopper, or over jeans for a bit of "wow!" on the weekends. The wrap styling and deep V-neckline flatters a variety of figures, so we think this pretty cardigan will end up being a wardrobe favorite!

Finished Size: 34½ (38, 42, 45½, 49½, 54)" bust circumference. Jacket shown measures 38", modeled with about 4" positive ease.

Yarn: Worsted weight (CYCA #4, Medium) yarn. Shown here: Louet Euroflax Light Worsted Weight Solid (100% linen; 190 yd [174 m]/100 g): emerald, 8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13) skeins.

NOTE:  Louet Euroflax is no longer available in worsted weight. Try knitting to the same gauge with Euroflax sport weight for a garment with an airy, fluid hand—or substitute a worsted-weight cotton or linen/cotton blend.

Needles: Size 7 (4.5 mm): 29" or 32" circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Tapestry needle; markers (m); removable markers or waste yarn; stitch holders; spare cir needle same size or smaller than main needle for
three-needle BO; size D/3 (3.25 mm) crochet hook.

Gauge: 19 sts and 26 rows = 4" in St st.

Skill level: Intermediate.

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