This swingy, open-front cardigan pairs the simplicity of stockinette and garter stitch with a touch of graceful lace. It's worked flat in one piece from the top and the raglan sleeves are worked top-down in the round. It can be worn open or fastened with a shawl pin or clasp. Or, sew on a few buttons and use the yarn overs as buttonholes.
Briscoe is designed to be worn with about 3 inches of positive ease, with the fronts slightly overlapped.
A light blocking will relax and open up the front band lace.
Stitch patterns are provided in both written form and a chart.
Level of difficulty: Advanced beginner/Intermediate. Experience with working lace, and working in the round on dpns (for the sleeves) is helpful.
Sizes: Women's XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X)
Finished (Blocked) Measurements:
Bust circumference: 31 (35, 38.5, 42.5, 46, 50, 54) inches/79 (89, 98, 108, 117, 127, 137) cm with fronts overlapping approximately 1 inch/2.5 cm
Hip circumference: 33.25 (37.25, 40.75, 44.75, 48.25, 52.25, 56.25) inches/84 (95, 104, 114, 123, 133, 143) cm
1,150 (1,250, 1,350 1,450, 1,600, 1,750, 1,900) yards/1,050 (1,150, 1,250, 1,325, 1,475, 1,600, 1,750) m sportweight wool
Needles: US5/3.75mm and US4/3.50mm
Gauge: 21 sts/32 rows = 4"/10 cm in stockinette stitch after blocking
21 sts/32 rows = 4"/10 cm in stockinette stitch after blocking
I am an artist and knitwear designer living in Amherst, Massachusetts. My knitting patterns are available through Craftsy, Ravelry, and Etsy. My designs have also been published by Brooklyn Tweed, ...
I am an artist and knitwear designer living in Amherst, Massachusetts. My knitting patterns are available through Craftsy, Ravelry, and Etsy. My designs have also been published by Brooklyn Tweed, Quince and Co., Knitscene, Interweave Knits, Knitty, Knotions, and Valley Yarns (WEBS).
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