Left Bank Cardigan

pattern price: $6.50

Left Bank Cardigan is a vintage-inspired fitted cardigan with a lacy rib pattern on the body and on the hems of the sleeves. The cardigan is worked seamlessly from the top with raglan increases, so there's no need to get out the sewing needle once you have finished knitting! The eyelet rib pattern looks intricate but is very straightforward and easy to remember. A V-neck, three-quarter length sleeves and seed stitch button band and collar add to the vintage flavor of the cardigan, while the ribbed fabric and under-bust shaping create the fitted shape. Left Bank Cardigan is easy to dress up or down; wear it with your favorite dress or a pair of jeans for every-day style.

SIZE: XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X) (shown in size S).
Finished bust size: 32.5 (35.5, 39, 41.75, 45.75, 51, 53.75) inches or 82.5 (90, 99, 106, 116, 129.5, 136.5) cm.
Note: ribbed fabric contracts laterally and is very stretchy. Because of this, your finished cardigan will most likely look very narrow in width when it lies flat. However, when you wear it the stretchy nature of the ribbed fabric will create a perfect fit.
Length: 21.75 (22.5, 24, 24.75, 24.75, 25.5, 25.5) inches or 55 (57, 61, 63, 63, 65, 65) cm.

GAUGE: 24 sts/32 rows = 4 x 4 inches (10 x 10cm) in stockinette stitch.

MATERIALS: Fingering weight yarn, amounts per size similar to amounts listed above for the cardigan pictured. Approximate yardage: 990 (1080, 1240, 1440, 1620, 1760, 1880) yds or 905 (990, 1135, 1315, 1480, 1610, 1720) m, 29-inch (or larger) US #5/3.75mm circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge, 1 set US #5/3.75mm double-point needles or same size as circular needle used, 10 buttons with a diameter of approximately 0.6 inch / 1.5mm, 10 stitch markers, 2 stitch holders or scrap yarn, darning needle.

YARN USED TO MAKE CARDIGAN PICTURED: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light [100% merino wool; 420yd/384m per 100g skein]; color: Logwood; 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins.

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