Lena functions as either a coat or a cardigan with deep pockets and a ribbed shawl collar that neatly hangs open but could be pinned closed. She is as interesting coming as going; the construction causes the back to hang slightly lower than the fronts and works its way up to a high-waisted pleat. She knits up fairly quickly in heavy worsted or aran weight yarn and is nearly seamless.
General knitting skills.
small (medium, large, 1x, 2x, 3x)
12 (13, 13, 14, 15, 16) skeins Rowan Lima
(84% baby alpaca, 8% merino wool, 8% nylon, 50g/109 yds)
10 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins Malabrigo Twist
(100% baby merino wool, 150 yds/50g)
17 sts and 23 rows = 4" square in St st.