American River Cardi
Cardigan fits a wide range of sizes and body types. The waist is adjustable and the striping effect (provided by the ribbing) fitted cross-wise on the torso gives the illusion of a (smaller) waist. This is a great pattern for plus size women as well. Plus size model is wearing a size Large, bust is a 44" and model does not have a waist.
Has reversible cables, is constructed partially in the round and has set-in sleeves. Sleeves have sleeve caps to make a better fit than a "drop-shoulder" sleeve (i.e. no bulk in the underarms).
A NOTE ON SIZES: XS 14" across back (S 15.5" across back, M 17" across back, L 18.5" across back, and XL 20"across back), (XS 35.5 cm, S 39.25 cm, M 43 cm, L 47 cm, XL 51 cm). How to measure for correct size: Wear a t-shirt that fits nicely in the shoulders, Measure across back from sleeve seam to sleeve seam, round up or down. (go with smaller size if in doubt).
Cardigan should contain wool for elasticity, but adding some bamboo or silk is a nice touch and provides a nice sheen.
Yarn: Sport weight wool/bamboo blend, 2000 (2200, 2200, 2500, 2500) yds, or 1850 (2011, 2011, 2280, 2280) m. Some adjusting is to be done along the way - yardage will vary.