My mom's a really good cook, but her specialty has always been desserts. She used to make a dessert she called parfait. It was perfection - light and delectable, sweet but not too sweet, special, but not so special that we couldn't have it often.

When I was working on this sweater, I couldn't help but be reminded of that dessert, although this particular morceau has dolman sleeves and pretty lace and bobbles across the shoulders and down the sleeves ...

... knit in a light sport weight yarn but at a worsted gauge so it's light as a cloud ...

... worked from side to side, it's started at center back with a provisional cast. Cast on for fronts is also provisional so that ribbed button band is easily added on later.

Parfait is perfect with jeans and a tank top, polished enough for a business meeting, pretty enough for a night out

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 with 2" / 5 cm positive ease on Rebekah and 0 ease on my 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
Each yarn blend is each 246 yd / 225 m and 1 3/4 oz / 50 g.
Shown in Angelic aqua.
Substitute any light sport or fingering weight yarn.

Needles & Notions: Size 7 / 4.5 mm straight or circular needles, Size 5 / 3.75 needles for ribbing; tapestry needle, stitch markers

Gauge: 17 sts and 27 rows = 4" / 10 cm in St st.

Skills used: Provisional cast on, reading charts, lace knitting, bobbles, short rows (explained}, pick up and knit.

knit Parfait