Cozy Afternoon is worked seamlessly from the top down. First, the yoke is worked back and forth and then it is joined to work in the round. The yoke is worked using the contiguous set-in-sleeves method developed by Susie Myers. Madeira Lace is worked for the front only. When the yoke shaping is complete, the sleeve stitches are placed on hold and the underarm stitches are cast on. The body is worked in the round to the ribbing. Then sleeve stitches are picked up again to work the sleeves top down in the round to the end. As this sweater is worked from the top down, it is advisable to try it on from time to time to check the length and overall fit.
errata Madeira Lace pattern written instructions: Rnd 3 should read: K3, yo, * sk2p, yo, k1, yo; repeat from * to 5 stitches before end, sk2p, yo, k2.
sample is knit in Miss Babs Yummy 3-ply (100% superwash merino) an alternative is given below.