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"Mrs. Jennings was perfectly convinced of it. It would be an excellent match, for [Colonel Brandon] was rich and [Marianne Dashwood] was handsome.”
—Sense and Sensibility, Vol. 1, Ch. 8

And so begins the extraordinary fate of Miss Marianne Dashwood. What better attire for our heroine than an Empire-waist cardigan with an intriguing cabled lace skirt and picot edging around the mitered neckline. Stockinette-stitch panels at the side make waist shaping easy, and the garter-stitch hem, cuffs, and integrated button band give a clean finish, allowing the picots to draw attention upward to your pretty face.

Finished Size
30¾ (34¾, 38¾, 42¾, 46¾) inch bust circumference, buttoned. Cardigan shown measures 34¾ inches and is modeled with 3 inches negative ease.

Madelinetosh Dandelion (90% superwash Merino wool, 10% linen; 325 yd [297 m]/3¼ oz [90 g]): glazed pecan, 3 (4, 5, 5, 6) skeins
US 4 / 3.5 mm 32-inch circular needle or size needed to achieve gauge
Markers and removable stitch markers, cable needle, stitch holders (or waste yarn), tapestry needle, 7 (7, 8, 8, 8) ½-inch buttons

24 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches in St st; 18 sts of cable panel chart = 2½ inches wide

Previously published in Jane Austen Knits 2014
Photography: Nicholas Dames
Model & Styling: Kathleen Dames
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