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Alpaca Direct

Rose by Andrea Mowry

Size Guide

This open cardigan is a true adventure in knitting! Combining unique sideways construction, cables, fading and exposed seams to create a flattering oversized dolman style sweater that looks great on all types of figures! Knit in one color or four, to suit your style! This sweater has a beautiful curved underarm that creates a lot of drape for an oversized look, with long, slim cuffs that give you different styling options. You can either wear them long, to accentuate the slender portion of your arm, or cuff them for a shorter sleeve!

  • Suggested yarn: La Bien Aimée Merino Sport
  • Yarn weight: Sport weight-in 4 colors to create a cohesive fade 
    Color A: 250 (285, 302, 320)(355, 355) yds/70 (80, 85, 90)(100, 100) g Color B: 330 (340, 355, 390)(420, 430) yds/93 (96, 100, 110)(118, 120) g Color C: 690 (790, 850, 950)(1025, 1060) yds/195 (222, 240, 268)(290, 300) g 
    Color D: 625 (710, 755, 840)(900, 910) yds/175 (200, 212, 236)(254, 256) g
  • Needle size: Main Fabric: US 4/3.5 mm – 32”/80 cm to 40”/100 cm circular and preferred needles for small circumference knitting (Magic Loop or DPNs), plus a spare needle for 3 Needle Bind Off. 
    Ribbing: US 2/2.75 mm - 32”/80 cm to 40”/100 cm circular and preferred needles for small circumference knitting.
  • Yardage: 1895 - 2755 yards (1733 - 2519 m)
  • Sizes available: XS (S, M, L)(XL, XXL)
  • Sizes: XS (S, M, L)(XL, XXL) To fit an actual chest circumference of: 
    28-32 (34-38, 40-44, 46-50)(52-56, 58-62) inches 
    71-81.5 (86.5-96.5, 102-112, 117-127)(132-142, 147.5-157.5) cm
  • Gauge: 26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch with larger needles, blocked

To pick the best size for you, measure you full bust, add your preferred ease (18- 22”/46-56 cm) and pick the size closest to that based on the Finished Bust Circumference. If you are between sizes, I recommend sizing down rather than up. You know your style preferences best! Trust your instinct. The sizes in this sweater were graded to give the same ease and drape on the sizes indicated. That being said, if you know that you do not like too much positive ease, then size down one full size.

*Gorgeous hard copy pattern with protective sleeve. This item will be shipped.*