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Marigold Sweater

Apr 23, 2010
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An easy summer cardigan is worked in pieces and seamed. A lacey pattern, linen yarn, and short puffed sleeves add up to a sweet vintage-inspired knit. Set-in sleeve shaping makes for refined fit.

Designer Amy Polcyn
Finished Size 34 (38½ , 41½ , 46)" bust circumference, buttoned. Cardigan shown measures 34", modeled with zero ease.
Yarn Classic Elite Soft Linen (35% wool, 35% linen, 30% alpaca; 137 yd [125 m]/ 50 g): #2250 Inca gold, 6 (7, 8, 9) skeins.
Needles Size 6 (4 mm): straight and/or 24" circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Tapestry needle; eight ¾ " buttons.
Gauge 22 sts and 28 rows = 4" in lace wrap st.

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on Jun 24, 2010 9:38 AM

p.s the photo styling, with the green dress and matching headband, is really cute :) IK needs a whole department just on the ready-made clothes in the spreads!

JaneAvril wrote
on Jun 9, 2010 2:52 PM

I've gotten to the sleeves on this sweater, and am thoroughly confused.  I think I'll start re-shaping them myself, but the amount of cast on stitches is very large.  I'm thinking that you should start with a smaller number, then increase them to the amount of cast on stitches required?  It says to cast on 86 stitches for the size I'm making, but this makes the ribbing approx 15 inches which is shown in the picture to be the width after an increase.  BUY in the instructions for the sleeve, there is no mention of increasing.  Thankfully, I'm an experienced knitter, and will just rework this myself but it would be a fabulous idea to correct the instructions. 


Other than that. I'm loving it!!  I've done the fronts and the back and am excited to be on the home stretch!!

on May 10, 2010 9:02 AM

Ooh, I love this sweater! I love anything vintage, for this very reason- a, flattering silhousette, strong detail, and a big emphasis on a good, tailored fit. I'd make it in a soft sage color, or maybe a rich wine for fall...can't wait to cast on.