Ladies in Downton Abbey, a popular television series set on the fictional estate of Downton Abbey in the North Riding of Yorkshire , England, are often dressed in delicate, feminine, and classic wardrobe. Inspired by the character, Lady Mary, whose strong-willed appearance shells the hopelessly romantic heart, I designed a lightweight cardigan appropriate for spring. Knitted from top down, seamlessly in the round, the yoke is knitted first and then the sleeves are held until the body is completed. The sleeves are finished with shaping and lace section for dramatic effect. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit purl knitting in the round increase (M1L/M1R) decrease (ssk/k2tog) GAUGE 24 sts and 32 rows = 4″ square in St st. with Main Body needle SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS To fit bust sizes 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42)" / 81 (86, 91.5, 101.5, 106.5) cm Intended to be worn with no ease; if your size is in-between, go up a size.