The stitch motif on this cardigan has been inspired by the traditional Japanese embroidery style, Sashiko. It consists of simple little cables, which can be worked without the aid of a cable needle if you're up to it. It's an involved but intuitive pattern that produces a stunning effect!
The rest of the cardigan is quite simple in contrast - knitted flat, with a scoop neck and half-length sleeves. Smooth merino yarn makes it great springwear.
Sizing note: If you are between sizes, pick the smaller size for the close fit shown in the sample, and the larger for a cardi loose enough to layer up.
Yardage for each size:
1075(1160, 1210, 1295, 1335, 1400) yds
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4" on larger needles
Pattern stitch gauge:
18sts, 32 rws (one repeat) = 2.5" x 3.25" on larger needles
1210 yards of DK weight