A cropped version of our Solace cardigan, featuring an improved neckline and cropped silhouette. The cardigan sits a little higher at the front, which looks great when layered with longer tops or dresses. While the cardigan is designed to be worn open, a shawlpin closure would look fantastic.
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Knit from the top down, the Solace Crop features dropped shoulders, grafted sleeves and a shaped, short-row neck. Even though there is a lot of ease around the bust, the way the cardigan is constructed means that most of this ease falls under the arms, giving an almost batwing-like silhouette (see the photos where I’m holding my arm up). There is also a slight rise in the front of the cardigan that that reflects the shape of a bolero. Short-rows along the neck band help the cardigan drape nicely over the shoulders and substitute for the usual short-rows between the shoulders. If you would like to size down, make sure you compare your upper arm (which for this design is meaured just above your elbow) with the measurments written in the schematic. Also, if you do lengthen the body, make sure you account for this as you’ll need extra yarn. Hope you enjoy!
47 (52, 57, 62, 67, 72)”; 119 (132, 145, 158, 170, 183)cm circumference at bust. Sample size is 47” (119cm) shown on a bust size of 34” (86cm).
Select a size that will give around 10-15” (25-38 cm) of positive ease.
Skein Cushy DK
230 yards / 210 meters in 100g
100% superwash Merino
4 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins
Two sets of 3.75 mm/US 5 circular needles with 40 inch (100 cm) cable. 3.25 mm/US 3 needles for rib.
26 sts and 32 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) in Basketweave stitch pattern using larger needles.
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