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This simple open cardigan features deep edgings that use a clever slip-stitch pattern that looks like ribbing, but requires no purling. Worn close-fitting with hourglass shaping, it’s a lovely layering piece that dresses up nicely for office wear, and makes a plain outfit something special. Wear it over a shift dress, or a simple fitted shell with wide legged pants or an a-line skirt.
It's desired to be worn open, but a shawl pin or other type of closure would look super at the waist, and enhance beautiful curves.
As shown, it's been modelled with a close fit. Wear it looser - an average or relaxed it - with a straight body, for a more casual, snuggly everyday cardigan; perfect for throwing on over jeans and a favorite t-shirt.
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Part of the Lockdown Collection, the yarn was deep in Kate's stash. It was leftovers from a Holiday installation at a high-end department store in Toronto - hence the rather delicious shade of red. It's not a yarn that's commercially available, sadly, but it's very similar in texture and gauge to Berroco Vintage Chunky. Malabrigo Chunky and Knit Picks’ Wool of the Andes would also be good substitutes. The gauge of the yarn used for the sample made this a quick and gratifying project, but it would work well in many thicknesses of yarn.