Peggy Sue

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The New Year brings blustery, chilly weather, especially here in England. Keeping warm and looking fashionable can go hand in hand however, and with that in mind I designed this little cardigan. Knit in 100% wool, it's toasty, and the cardigan's fitted shape and short sleeves make it a perfect sweater to wear with a dress or strappy top for a night out. Alternatively you can layer it with a long-sleeve t-shirt underneath for daytime wear and to stay even warmer. Versatility is key! The design is vintage-flavoured and was inspired by the pin-up sweaters of the 1950s. As the cardigan is cropped, it's a fairly quick knit in a DK-weight yarn. The shaping in the waist comes from the cabled ribbing pattern, which is also found on the collar and cuffs.
This pattern appeared originally in the online knitting magazine Knit on the Net.

The pattern is available in English, Swedish and Portuguese. Many thanks to Maria for the Swedish translation and to Larissa Goulart for the Portuguese translation! When you click on the "click here to download this pattern" link below, you will be able to choose in which language you would like to receive the pattern.

SIZE: XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X] (shown in size S) to fit a bust of 30 [34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54] inches or 76 [86, 96.5, 107, 117, 127, 137] cm.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Finished bust size: 30.5 [34.5, 38.5, 42.5, 46.5, 50.5, 54.5] inches or 77.5 [87.5, 98, 108, 118, 128, 138.5] cm. Finished length: 17 [18.5, 19.5, 21, 22, 24.5, 26] inches or 43 [47, 49.5, 53, 56, 62, 66] cm.

GAUGE: 21 sts x 28 rows = 10 cm (4 inches) in stockinette stitch.

YARN USED TO MAKE CARDIGAN PICTURED Biggan Design DK Merino First Cross [100% merino pure new wool; 105 m/115 yds per 50g ball]; color #670; 5 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10).

MATERIALS NEEDED DK weight wool blend or 100% wool yarn, amounts per size similar to amounts listed above for cardigan pictured, 4 mm (US #6) circular needle (29 inch) or size needed to obtain gauge, 8 stitch markers, 8 small buttons, cable needle, 2 stitch holders.

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