This was the first pattern I’ve done for Knitscene so I was very excited about it! It’s a simple but very wearable cardigan. Knit from the top down with raglan shoulder shaping all of the detail is worked afterwards in the collar. The garter stitch collar is picked up once the body is finished and it is shaped as you work to form a curved front edge.
The sample sizes given in the magazine included the front collar bands, I’ve also given back widths on the ravelry page here to help with choosing sizes.
The sample is the size 38″ which has a back width of 16.75″ and it fits me well (I’m around a size 34-35″ bust).
This was my first time using this yarn (Plymouth Yarn worsted Merino Superwash) and it was really wonderful to use. Soft, no pilling with fantastic stitch definition. Will jump at the chance to use it again.
I knitted the magazine sample with 3/4 length sleeves but there is an option for full length sleeves written in the pattern as well.
For anyone following my blog tour for Contemporary Irish Knits it has stopped today at Fickle Knitter here, happy reading!