Inspired by the Italian provenance of the Volute yarn used for the design sample, this men's zippered cardigan has a European flair. The asymmetrical fronts, long cuffs, and oversized cowl collar derive straight from men's runway fashion, while the fitted shoulders, hip shaping, and roomy body flatter the masculine silhouette. Volute is a cotton/acrylic blend that will be available soon from Yarns of Italy. It has a soft, velour-like hand that makes it a pleasure to work with and wear. The garment also has a nearly seamless construction for an easy finish. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY cast on, knit, purl, bind off, basic increases & decreases, picking up stitches GAUGE 20 sts = 4" = 28 rows in stockinette st on larger needles 20 sts = 4" = 34 rows in broken rib st on smaller needles SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS finished chest sizes: 40 (44, 48, 52, 56)"