Old Town

“We are all self-made. But only the successful will admit it.”
– Earl Nightingale.

This sweater has been in the dreaming-of phase for about 3 years now, ever since I saw someone sporting a little cardi with a similar shape and construction at the Old Town Art Fair in 2009

Of course, now that it’s finished, it bears little resemblance to the sweater that inspired it.
I do think it’s the perfect little throw-on-over-anything warm weather cardigan.

It’s worked in one piece in a modular fashion, starting at the upper back and worked down in segments, with a simple and lovely lace shawl collar, yokes in front and back, a gathered bodice, and a slightly swingy profile

Sleeves can be made short, three-quarter length, or long and the body also can be done cropped, mid- or tunic length.

To fit chest sizes: 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52)” / 71 (81.5, 91.5, 101.5, 112, 122, 132) cm
Sweater shown is size 36″ / 91.5
cm, worn on a 36″ dress form.

Yarn: Sunday Knits 3 ply Eden (100%
merino), Nirvana (92% merino, 8%
cashmere) or Brigadoon (100% merino
tweed): 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6) skeins for short-sleeved cropped cardi,
4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) skeins for 3/4 sleeve mid-length sweater,
5 (6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9) skeins for long-sleeved tunic length cardigan,
Each yarn blend is each 246
yd / 225 m and 1 3/4 oz / 50 g.
Shown in Eden twig.

Needles & Notions: Size 5 / 3.75 mm straight or circular needles, tapestry needle, stitch markers

Gauge: 24 sts and 32 rows = 4″ / 10 cm in St st.

Skills used: Provisional cast on, pick up and knit, short rows (explained).

Available as a pattern download for $7, or as a kit

Knit Old Town

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