Antonia is really a blank slate; a jumping off point to show you how to work English Tailoring from the top down. Once you work the shoulder area you can do anything with your Antonia…add waist shaping, pockets, a stitch pattern, a completely different collar. You will see how working English Tailoring from the top-down eliminates all seams.
The cardigan is knitted top down beginning with Back. Sts are picked up and knit for Left and Right front pieces. Then sts are picked up along side edges of Fronts for Sleeves and all pieces are joined to work down in one piece.
Advanced beginner - You will need to know how to knit and purl. We will use her KRL and KLL increases which you will learn if you don't already know them.
Small (medium, large, 1X, 2X, 3X)
• Bust: 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54)“
• Length: 22.5 (23, 24, 25, 26, 27.5)”
approx 900 (1000, 1150, 1200, 1300, 1350) yards any worsted-aran weight yarn that gets gauge
US 7 circ for body (32” or longer)
US 7 dpn or circ for sleeves
US 6 for ribbing
Change needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
18 sts and 26 rows = 4” in St st. on larger needles
NOTE - The pdf Ravelry pattern will be emailed separately from Ravelry to you. If you include in the notes your Ravelry name, it will be added to your library.