This easy-to-wear garment is difficult to classify: a mix of cardigan, shrug and vest, It is more than a shrug or a vest but not quite a full fledged cardigan. Whatever you choose to call it, it's quick to knit and easy-to-wearyou can layer over any number of outfits.
The body is worked in one piece beginning at the bottom edge, then divided at the armholes. The back and fronts are worked separately. Stitches are then picked up around the armhole and the sleeves are shaped by working short rows.
90% extrafine merino, 10% cashmere
Ariosa is composed of wonderfully warm fibersextrafine merino and cashmere. The long staple length of the fibers and the gentle twist of the single ply keeps it lofty and light despite its bulky gauge, and creates a smooth knitted surface allowing texture stitches to show beautifully. Best of all, with a gauge of 3½ sts per inch, Ariosa works up quickly. Available in 20 colors.
Here is the free downloadable Ariosa Cropped Cardi pattern. (file size: 712 KB)
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