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Simona Pattern


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Knitting: Simona
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

intermediate skill level requirement Advanced

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Twisted Stitches
  • Basic Shaping

Pattern Description:

Must have modern cardigan with shawl collar. Twisted stitch patterns are combined to create a texture rich fabric with flattering lines and details along the front neckline and center back.

The body shaping adds just the right fit skims your curves. Add hand-crafted buttons for that truly dazzling look.

I wanted to design a eye catching piece that wasn't too hard to make and had very little finishing. Living in Colorado a little sleeveless cardigan/vest is the perfect addition to any day out in the sun.


24 sts and 24 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Fan Lace Pat and in Twisted Rib Pat

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • SIZES S (M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X) Sample shown in size S.
  • To fit bust: 341/2 (381/2, 421/2, 461/2, 501/2, 541/2, 581/2)" [87.5 (98, 108, 118, 128.5, 138.5, 148.5) cm]
  • Finished bust: 361/2 (401/2, 441/2, 481/2, 521/2, 561/2, 601/2)" [92.5 (103, 113, 123, 133.5, 143.5, 153.5) cm] Length: 24 (241/2, 243/4, 251/4, 251/2, 26, 261/4)" [61 (62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 66.5) cm]


  • Yarn: Fiesta Yarns "Boomerang" (100% extra fine super wash merino; 255 yds, 4 oz [100g]): #73 Cherry 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) hanks.

You Will Also Need:

  • Needles: Size US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle, 32" in length, or size to obtain correct gauge, plus a spare needle in same size. Note: pieces are worked straight, circular needle is used to accommodate full width.
  • Notions: Stitch marker, stitch holders or waste yarn, tapestry needle, 5 buttons, approx. 1" [2.5 cm] in diameter.

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Fiesta Yarns



About Designer

About Designer

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Marlaina "Marly" Bird fled the world of financial services to launch her Yarn Thing podcast and hasn't looked back since. To Marly, a bi-craftsy girl who both knits and crochets, the yarn is the star, not how you work with it. She's creative director for Bijou Basin Ranch Yarns and the co-author of Curvy Crochet (Leisure Arts, 2011). You've seen her designs in Knit Simple, Interweave ...

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