VF165 Empire Waist Cardigan
I really love the Openwork Rib used in the sleeves, collar, and bottom portion of this cardigan. The Eyelet Pattern used on the upper portion is a great match for the Rib; it gives you coverage while adding to the beauty of the piece. The tie at the high waist pulls the ribbing in nicely so that it flows over your hips and accentuates your figure. Whether you wear this cardigan over its matching pullover (Pattern #164, Empire Waist Cap Sleeve Pullover), or all by itself, you WILL get noticed!
-Sue McCain, designer
Skill Level: Intermediate
Sizes: Women’s XX-Small (x-small, small, medium, large, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X, 6X)
Finished Measurements: 28.5 (33, 37.25, 41.75, 46, 50.25, 54.75, 59, 63.5, 67.75, 72.25)”
Yarn: 1000 (1000, 1100, 1225, 1350, 1450, 1550, 1625, 1750, 1900, 2025) yards light worsted/DK weight cotton yarn
Needles: 29″ circular (or longer) US 6; 29″ circular (or longer) US 7; 29″ circular (or longer) US 5
Other Materials: stitch holders, tapestry needle, buttons, beads (optional)
Gauge: 22 sts and 28 rows = 4″ in Eyelet Pattern, using US 6 needles.