Cypress Cardigan

A scoop-neck cardigan with lace panel inserts.

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Finished bust: 31 (32 1/2, 35, 36 1/2, 39, 40 1/2, 42 1/2, 46 1/2, 50 1/2, 54 1/2)” [76 (81.5, 86.5, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5, 106.5, 117, 127, 137) cm]

Featured materials: Fibre Company Canopy Worsted in “Laguna”

Gauge: 20 sts and 26 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette Stitch

Description: The lush green color and leaf lace pattern of this cardigan make me think of a walk through a beautiful grove of cypress trees. The vertical lace panels on the front and back of the cardigan are fun to knit, and the waist shaping keeps everything shapely and tidy.

Designed for: Top-heavy shapes

Modification ideas: Remember, you look best in clothes you love. That said, to keep in line with the Fit to Flatter system, Proportional shapes might consider lengthening the sleeves to break up the hemline a bit and either shortening or deepening the ribbing on the sleeves to avoid a continuous line of patterning around the hem and arms. Bottom-heavy knitters might consider widen the neckline to bring it further out from the neck.

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