Bella Vita is an lightweight oversized cardigan. It can be worked either in lace weight yarn or fingering weight yarn. The body is worked in one piece from the bottom up and is divided at the armholes with fronts and back worked to the shoulders. After the shoulders are joined with a three-needle bind-off, stitches are picked up around the armhole and the sleeves are worked from the top down. Being worked mostly in Stockinette stitch, it is a perfect mindless knitting project.
Shown here: Madelinetosh Tosh Lace (100% Merino; 869 m/950 yds, 113 g/4 oz hank; color Logwood): 2 skeins for all sizes
Yardage requirement: 1260 (1390, 1465, 1540, 1605, 1690) m / 1380 (1520, 1600, 1685, 1755, 1850) yds, including 10% allowance
Bust: 127 (137, 142, 148, 153.5, 160.5) cm / 50 (54, 56, 58.25, 60.5, 63)"
This garment is intended to be worn with 45-50 cm / 17.75 -19.75" positive ease. Alternatively, choose size by the sleeve top circumference (value B in the schematic), it should be approximately 5 cm / 2" larger than your upperarm circumference.
24 sts and 34 rows = 10 cm / 4" in Stockinette stitch on larger needle, blocked.
24 sts and 45 rows = 10 cm / 4" in Seed stitch on smaller needle, blocked.
1380 yards of Lace weight
Cristina is a Waldorf mama living with her son, husband and two cats at the seaside of Tuscany. Being a knitwear designer fits much better into her family schedule than being a science researcher. It ...
Cristina is a Waldorf mama living with her son, husband and two cats at the seaside of Tuscany. Being a knitwear designer fits much better into her family schedule than being a science researcher. It nurtures her creative mind, too.View all patterns by designer (34) »