Product description

An elegant, fresh version of the classic cardigan, Lira’s tailored details and clean lines make it an instant wardrobe staple. Slip stitch details, i-cord edging, and a clever bind off feature at the waist add structure and interest throughout, while three-quarter length sleeves and a scoop neck make it perfect for any season.

Designer: Amy Christoffers

Collection: Wool People, Volume 5

 

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Lira

Faux Seam Cardigan

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  • Product description

    An elegant, fresh version of the classic cardigan, Lira’s tailored details and clean lines make it an instant wardrobe staple. Slip stitch details, i-cord edging, and a clever bind off feature at the waist add structure and interest throughout, while three-quarter length sleeves and a scoop neck make it perfect for any season.

    Designer: Amy Christoffers

    Collection: Wool People, Volume 5

     

  • Pattern materials

    YARDAGE

    • Approximately 835 (920, 1005, 1095, 1175, 1280) yards of worsted weight wool yarn


    YARN

    • 6 (7, 8, 8, 9, 10) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 140 yards/50g)
    • Photographed in color Fauna


  • Pattern specs

    CONSTRUCTION

    • The Body is worked flat in one piece on a circular needle to the underarms. The Back and Fronts are divided and worked separately to the shoulders.
    • The Sleeve is worked in the round from the cuff to the underarm, then the cap is worked back and forth.
    • An Applied I-Cord edging is worked at the Hem, Cuff, and Neck edges.
    • The Front Bands are worked separately in a ribbed pattern and are sewn to the garment front edges.


    GAUGE

    • 18 stitches & 27 rounds = 4″ in stockinette stitch with Size A Needles; before and after blocking


    NEEDLES

    Size A (for Main Fabric):

    • One each 16″ and 32″ circular needles and a set of 5 double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
    • Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)


    Size B (for Edging and Bands):

    • One 32″ long circular needle two sizes smaller than Size A Needle
    • Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)


    FINISHED DIMENSIONS

    • 32¾ (36½, 40, 43½, 47, 50½)” finished (snapped) garment at chest
    • Sample shown is size 36½” with +2½” ease on model


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