Mia Francesca

Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Ever since designing my Old Town, I’ve been wanting to do another modular-style cardigan, but in a plumper yarn and with plenty of … but not too much … cabling.

Like Old Town, Mia Francesca is worked from the top down, and the only seams are under the sleeves, but those could be eliminated too if one wishes to knit the sleeves in the round rather than flat as I did.

And also as with Old Town, there are yokes front and back and short-row sleeve caps.

There’s an interesting woven or plaited cable worked down the sleeves …

… and another group of woven cables whittling the back waist

Chest sizes: 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52)” / 71 (81.5, 91.5, 101.5, 112, 122, 132) cm
-2 to +2 inches ease recommended.
Sweater shown is size 36″ / 91.5
cm, shown on a 36″ bust

Yarn: Sunday Knits 5 ply (137 yd / 125 m per 50-gm skein) in Eden (100%
merino), Nirvana (92% merino 8%
cashmere), Brigadoon (100% merino
tweed) or Angelic (92% merino 8% angora): 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16) 50-gm skeins.
Shown in Nirvana merlot.

Needles & Notions: Size 8 / 5.0 mm straight or circular needles, cable or double-pointed needle, tapestry needle, stitch markers

Gauge: 17 sts and 25 rows = 4″ / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch.

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

Available as a pattern download or as a kit

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