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Esme McStrippit

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Esme’s an A-line, open front women’s cardigan with a trick up its sleeve. This is a bottom-up, simple sweater knit in pieces…seven pieces, to be exact. You’ll work towards a flexible, low round neck cardigan while enjoying completely portable, simple patterned knitting that fits in a purse while you’re on the go!

Esme requires knitting, purling, increases, decreases, and sewing up at the end. This design uses written instructions and a schematic. It calls for a double strand of lace-weight or a single strand of Aran yarn that knits at 17 sts sts = 4"/10 cm after blocking.

Esme McStrippit is a relative of two other designs: Strippy McStrippit and Rosie McStrippit. Knit all three for great capsule wardrobe foundation pieces.

Accessibility Note: This pattern offers an additional Low Vision pdf option, with Arial 24 point font and photo captions, for those who need large print.

Finished Measurements:
Esme McStrippit is a drop sleeve, bottom-up, A-line women’s cardigan, measuring 33 (36, 39, 41, 44, 47, 53)" / 84 (91, 99, 104, 112, 119, 135) cm at the bust when blocked. Plan for 0-4" / 0-10cm of ease in fit.

Yardage / Meterage Required:
Approximately 1280 (1439, 1668, 1778, 1995, 2375, 2859) yd / 1170 (1316, 1525, 1626, 1825, 2172, 2615) m of Lace-weight, knit doubled (2 strands together)
OR
Approximately 640 (720, 834, 889, 998, 1188, 1430) yd / 585 (658, 763, 812, 912, 1086, 1307) m of Aran (knit 1 strand only)

The Sample pictured is Size 44" / 112cm, and knit in Marianne Isager Tvinni (100% Pure New Wool, 558 yd (510 m) / 3.5 oz (100 gr) per skein). Color used in sample is green or shade #37.

Note: This yarn is now sold in 50 gram skeins, but was previously sold in 100 gram skeins. Calculate yardage / meterage requirements carefully!

Other ideas for yarn might include Lopi Einband, doubled, or in Lopi Léttlopi.

This pattern has been tech-edited.
You will get the following files:
  • PDF (1MB)
  • PDF (1MB)

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