FREEBIE Laurel

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Laurel

A big, cozy, go anywhere cardigan – can we ever get enough? (it’s a rhetorical question, the answer is NEVER). I’m pretty sure that as soon as I saw this new freebie the pleasure centres of my mind lit up. It’s got an interesting construction, it’s knit from side to side – I don’t think it’s crazy hard but check out the pattern for more details to see if it’s for you. The designer advises you choose your size based on how you like your arms to fit, then other measurements can be adjusted to your taste. It looks like it’s roomy, so you can size down if you want a slimmer fit.

You’ve got lots of yarn options, but I think something simple like Cascade 220 Heathers would look terrific and let the texture sing. The loftiness of Malabrigo Merino Worsted would also be pretty, as wouldthe hand dyed Malabrigo Rios. If you need something affordable, washable and soft, try Berroco Vintage, the heathered colours are sensational.

 

Size

  • XS, S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X  (shown in size S with 4 inches / 10 cm of positive ease)
  • Finished Bust (based on back width): 36(40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)inches / 91.5(101.5, 112, 122, 132, 142, 152.5)cm
  • Length at center back: 26(26.25, 27, 27.25, 27.5, 28.25, 28.75) inches / 66(66.5, 68.5, 69, 70, 72, 73)cm

 

Yarn Options

Cascade 220 Heathers: 6(6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9) skeins

Malabrigo Rios: 6(7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10) skeins

Berroco Vintage: 6(6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9) skeins

Malabrigo Merino Worsted: 6(7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10) skeins

 

Materials

 

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