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Pattern Description:

This relaxed, tunic-length cardigan in five sizes (XS, S/M, M/L, XL, XXL) features a soft shape and a subtle fabric texture, with pleated borders along the center front edges, which rise to form a standing collar around the neck. Fit is softly oversized; this design is best worked in a softly spun yarn to encourage a luxurious drape throughout the sweater body. All pieces are worked flat, bottom up, and seamed afterward.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size


21 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles (unblocked)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 37.25(46.5, 55.5, 64.75, 74) inches/95(118, 141.5, 164.5, 187.5) cm around chest at underarm with front bands overlapped, to fit with 8 to 12 inches of ease (shown with 12 inches of ease)


  • 1300(1700, 2175, 2675, 3225) yards/1200(1575, 1925, 2425, 2925) m of softly spun DK or light worsted yarn
  • size 7US (4.5 mm) needle for body or size to obtain correct gauge
  • size 6US (4.0 mm) for hems or one size (.5 mm) smaller than body needle

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch markers
  • tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

3225 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Spirit Trail Fiberworks Holda

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