Akoya

This spring I wanted a versatile, stylish and flattering cardigan that was simple enough to be worn with just about everything. This cardigan keeps the basic styling simple, its short style is worn with negative ease, but small lace and cable details at the hem, cuff and neckline keep it interesting.

As the waist band sits just below the natural waist the wide ribbing pulls in snugly without needing to decrease the stitches. The bustline is designed to fit with a little negative ease which creates a form fitting garment without any side shaping.
Worked from the bottom up body and sleeves are joined at the yoke and worked together in one piece. There is minimal finishing when you are done, just bands and a small underarm graft.

SIZES
To Fit Bust Circumferences: 28-30 (31-33, 34-36, 37-39, 40-42, 43-45, 46-48, 49-51, 52-54)” / 70-75 (80-85, 86-92, 93-100, 101-106, 107-115, 116-123, 124-130, 131-137) cm.
Finished Measurements: 28.25 (31.25, 34, 37, 40, 42.75, 46.25, 49, 52.25)” / 71.5 (79.5, 86.5, 94, 101.5, 108.5, 117.5, 124.5, 132.5) cm, with buttonband closed.
Shown in size 34” / 86.5cm with 1”/2.5  cm negative ease.

MATERIALS
Yarn
Fyberspates Scrumptious 4ply (55% Merino wool, 45% Silk; 399 yds / 365 m per 100 g skein); Color: Oyster; 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins
Yarn Alternative: Rowan Felted Tweed (50% Merino wool, 25% Alpaca, 25% Viscose; 191yds/175m per 50g skein); 6 (6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 10) skeins

Needles & Notions
Size 4 US / 3.5 mm circular needle, 32” / 80 cm length (or longer for larger sizes)
(Size 4 US / 3.5 mm dpns if not using magic loop)
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

GAUGE
23 sts and 32 rows = 4″ / 10 cm in St st.
24 sts and 32 rows= 4″ / 10 cm in 2×2 ribbing.
8 st Trellis Lace panel at front measures 1.75″ / 4.5 cm wide.

TECHNIQUES DETAILED
Single Row Buttonhole
Grafting
You will also need to know how to work in the round (for sleeves), work cables and simple lace. Cable panels are fully charted. Lace is charted and written.


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