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This clean, cropped cardigan is easy to wear and style—but it’s the diagonal ribbing at the hem that adds the perfect, subtle finishing touch. Designed by Shellie Anderson of Shibui, Niya is worked in one piece from the bottom up using two strands of a lovely lace-weight blend of wool and silk (Shibui Lunar).
This six page pattern includes:
- Lovely full color photography
- A clear design/sizing schematic
- A color-coded diagonal ribbing chart
- Brief guidelines for German twisted cast-on, slipped stitch edging, binding off in the center of a row, German short rows, and the three-needle bind-off.
XS (S, M, M/L, L, XL, XXL)
To fit bust 32.5 (34.5, 36.5, 38.5, 40.5, 44.5, 48.5)"
Bust circumference: 37.25 (38.75, 41, 43, 45, 49, 52.75)"
Back length from shoulder: 17.75 (18, 18.5, 18.75, 19.25, 19.5)"
Model is 5'9" wearing size S with approx. +4.5" ease
6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9) skeins Shibui Lunar (401 yds/367m each).
Shown in Bone.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 6 (4mm) 24" or longer circular needle
Spare US 6 needle for 3-needle bind-off
Locking stitch markers, stitch holders, darning needle for finishing.
23 sts/34 rows = 4" in St st after blocking, with 2 strands of Lunar held together, on US 6 needles or size needed to obtain gauge. Row gauge is as important as stitch gauge.
The Free Adaptation
Niya by Shibui; printed pattern (requires shipping).