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Lady Wren is the perfect layering piece for warmer months. This top down cardigan features short sleeves and a beautiful combination of Stockinette, Irish Moss and Seed stitches. You begin the sweater with a provisional cast on at the neck, increase for the yoke, and remove sleeve sts to waste yarn after dividing while the rest of the cardigan is worked to the lower edge.  Notes are included to adjust the length for a custom fit.  Sts are picked up and a decorative seed st band is worked to finish the front with a flourish.  Sleeves are replaced last and several rows are worked to finish.  This is a layering piece, so positive ease of 2-4" larger than actual bust size is recommended.

Simple enough for a beginning knitter, this pattern works up amazingly fast—you’ll be wearing your sweater in no time!

Required skills include provisional cast on to begin, right lifted increases and picking up and knitting stitches for the edging and sleeves. A link to a video tutorial is provided.

Pattern suggests 650 (760, 870, 980, 1100, 1300) yds of a cotton/acrylic blend worsted weight yarn, 4.5mm/US Size 7 32" circular needle, plus additional circ for handling provisional sts, and 3-1" buttons.

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Jennie Santopietro
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To handle held sts easily, you may use a 2nd circ needle at least 16" and same size as used for the sweater (one size smaller is also acceptable)
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