The Secret Life of Trees

“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”
– Warren Buffett

Leaves and branches are pure enchantment in this light weight lace and ribs cardigan.

Knit flat in one piece from the bottom to underarms …

… then joined with the sleeves (knit in the round) and worked all together to the neckline.

The raglan decreases are not straight slants, but are shaped specific to each size for a lovely fit.

Wear it double breasted or let it fall open into a casual waterfall.

Sizes: 31 (36, 41, 46, 51, 56)”. -1 to 3″ ease recommended. If between sizes, follow instructions for the closest size, adjusting gauge up or down for desired chest size.
Shown in size 36 worn with 2″ ease.

Yarn: Sunday Knits 3 ply (light sport weight – 246 yds / 225 m per 50g skein) in Angelic (merino angora), Eden (merino), Nirvana (merino cashmere), or Brigadoon (merino tweed): 5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10) skeins. Shown in Eden mist.
Substitute any light sport weight yarn that makes a nice loose fabric when worked to gauge. 1120 (1330, 1540, 1770, 2010, 2260) yds.

Needles: Size 6 US / 4 mm straight or circular needles with a long cable for sweater body, and double-pointed or circular needles with a short cable for sleeves.
Adjust needle size if necessary.

Notions:Stitch markers, tapestry needle, 1 size 2-4 US / 3.0-3.5 mm crochet hook for working inside closure; two 9/16″ buttons, one 9/16″ flat button for inside closure.

Gauge: 22 sts and 28 rows = 4″ in St st.
Stitch pattern A measures 2.75″ per pattern repeat; pattern B measures 2.5″ per pattern repeat.

Techniques used: Lace knitting, reading charts, attached I-cord (explained).

Pattern includes: Written instructions, stitch patterns in charted format only, schematics, glossary.

Available as a pattern download or as a kit

Knit The Secret Life of Trees

© Sunday Knits 2015. All rights reserved. Design and photography by Carol Sunday.
Edited by Sandra Whittaker. Modeled by Rebekah Smith

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