This sassy cardigan is the perfect layer to keep on hand for breezy summer nights and cold movie theaters. Its full short sleeves keep it from being too warm, and the cropped length is perfect to go with airy dresses and full skirts. Eyelets surround the edges of the cardigan, and a keyhole on the back adds a fun extra detail. The sweater is knit seamlessly from the top down. The upper back is knit first and then put on hold. Stitches are picked up and knit for the upper fronts, and the pieces of the body are joined together when the underarms are cast on. The cardigan has waist shaping to give it a fitted look, and once the body is complete, stitches for the sleeves are picked up from the armholes and shaped using short rows. The cardigan fits best with 0-3 inches of negative ease.
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Gauge in Stockinette
18 sts x 28 rows = 4 in x 4 in
18 sts x 28 rows = 10.16 cm x 10.16 cm
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
29 (33, 37, 41, 45, 49, 53) in
74 (84, 94, 104, 114, 124, 135) cm
US 8/5 mm circular needles with 32 in and 16 in cables.
440 (510, 560, 620, 690, 750, 810) yards of Miss Babs Yowza or similar worsted weight yarn.
5 x 5/8-inch buttons.
Scrap yarn or holder.
2 stitch markers labeled A and B.