Inspired by the 18th century short jacket, this classic wrap cardigan is cropped, and would look great worn over an Empire line, high-waisted dress, or as part of a layered outfit.
Knitted in a beautiful, soft alpaca mix yarn, it is a modern twist on the classic ballet-wrap.
The original sample was knitted using 2 ends of a laceweight yarn: Rowan ‘Fine Lace’ (80% baby suri alpaca, 20 % extra fine merino 400m/437yd – 50g) in Antique 921
(June 2019 – I re-knitted the cardi in red 4ply Rowan Finest as seen in the images. I also added an optional lace panel at the back and down the sleeves, which are included in the pattern)
Sizes & yarn quantities:
The pattern gives instructions for sizes 32 – 52ins/81.5 – 132cm bust
5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 9, 9) balls of yarn
Tension: 27sts and 37 rows to 10cm/4ins in stocking stitch using 2 ends yarn
Needles etc: 3mm (US 2/3) needles – one pair straight needles and one circular needle; 3.25mm (US 3) needles.
For more information and to purchase the pattern as a PDF download follow the link below to the Ravelry page (membership of Ravelry not required)
Photos: Nick Sargeant & Jennie Atkinson