A fingering or sport weight cardi knit top down, with contiguous set in sleeves, waist shaping and two sleeve options (elbow and full length). It is mostly stockinette to the front and on the back is an easy to work lace pattern. The cardigan is worked in a top down method called contiguous which means no seaming or sewing on sleeves later as it will all be done as one piece.
The fit: It is designed with no ease, giving enough stretch for a light under layer like a tshirt or tank top. If you would like the sweater to be less fitted than the example, choose one size larger than your usual high bust measurement.
The example: The sweater in the pattern is the 34” size and is shown on myself with a 35” high bust measurement. Always choose the size based off your high bust measurement NOT your full bust measurement. Your high bust measurement is the width across your body directly under your underarms. This will give the best fit for neckline/shoulders, and all over body fit. If your full bust is substantially larger and would cause the sweater to be too tight then adding bust darts are the best solution to keep the overall fit exactly as you want it.
Elbow Length Sleeves: 815 (892, 955, 1043, 1105, 1184, 1261, 1330)yds / 745 (815, 874, 954, 1011, 1082, 1153, 1216)m fingering / sport weight yarn
Long Sleeves: 951 (1026, 1089, 1184, 1248, 1329, 1410, 1479)yds / 869 (938, 996, 1083, 1141, 1215, 1289, 1352)m fingering / sport weight yarn
High bust measurement: To measure your high bust run the tape measure around your body directly underneath your underarms and above your actual bust. Choose the nearest size (rounding down) if you would like it to fit as in the examples. Go up a size if you’d like a looser fit.