The Lena cardigan has 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)
Bust: 34 (38, 42, 44, 48, 52)"
Length: 25 (26, 27, 28, 29, 29)"
Two strands held together
3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins Shibui Silk Cloud (60% kid mohair, 40% silk, 330 yds/25 g)
6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8) skeins Shibui Staccato (70% superwash merino, 30% silk, 191 yds/50 g), or
1000 (1150, 1300, 1450, 1600, 1750) yds worsted to aran weight yarn that gets gauge
US 9 straight or circ
US 9 dpns
Change needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge. Gauge
17 sts and 23 rows = 4" in St st.
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