Swoop Softly Cardigan



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So lightweight it feels as though you’re wearing mist, the Swoop Softly Cardigan is inspired by my Swoop shawl, with garter stitch stripes and short row wedges of openwork adorning the back and adding a slight A-line profile. Designed to take advantage of the yardage and strengths of its two yarns, the majority of the sweater is worked in both, with a back yoke worked entirely in light fingering weight to add strength.

Worked side to side to produce vertical stripes, Swoop Softly can be gentle or striking, depending on color contrast. Although the sweater is written for nine sizes, the size 40–shown here–looked fantastic on everyone who tried it on, from a bust of 32 inches to a bust of 54 inches. Wear it open or pin it! It’s perfect to throw on over anything.

Darker model has a 39 inch bust and is shown in size 40.

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Helpful videos on my YouTube channel:
German short rows
German short rows, fixing
Judy’s magic cast-on
3-needle bind-off (traditional and modified)
Right lifted increase
Stretchy bind-off
Wrap & turn short rows

Specs and a schematic are shown in the pictures!

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