Prescott from Lyrical Knits is a top-down cardigan with beautiful floral rib detailing along the bottom half of the sweater. Worked from the shoulders-down, the set-in sleeves of the cardigan are created simultaneously with the upper bodice in a technique originally described by Barbara Walker. The button plackets are worked along with the bodice, and allow you to place as many or as few buttons as you like without having to plan ahead. Shaping to the waist is accomplished along princess “seams” to allow for maximum customization. There is very little hip shaping, however, since the floral lace hem is intended to stretch to fit. Make it in a basic sock yarn for an everyday, go-to sweater, or jazz it up with a special silk-blend yarn. Either way, you’re sure to look wonderful with a custom fit.
This pattern is available as a PDF download.
Size: 29 (32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50)” bust
Finished Measurements: 29.3 (32, 35.3, 38, 41.3, 44, 47.3, 50)” bust
Yarn Requirements: 705 (790, 880, 950, 1050, 1175, 1225, 1350) yards of fingering weight yarn; shown in Madelinetosh Merino Light
Needle(s): Size 5 (3.75 mm) 24” circular needles and DPNs
Gauge: 24 sts & 32 rows/4” (after blocking) in St st; 23.5 sts & 34 rows/4” (after blocking, unstretched) in Floral Lace Ribbing