Invariance by M K Nance

Invariance

Knitting
March 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1100 - 2090 yards (1006 - 1911 m)
33 (37, 40.5, 44.5, 49, 52.5, 57, 59.75, 65)” finished bust measurements; meant to be worn with 1” of positive ease
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This pattern is available from knitpicks.com for $4.99.

Invariance is the property of remaining unchanged regardless of situation, and your love of this stylish cardigan won’t waver through even the warm months. The abstract lace motifs not only add a modern touch, but trick and pull the eye to give the appearance of shaping, implying a subtly trimmer silhouette.

YARN
Knit Picks Shine Sport Yarn (60% Pima Cotton, 40% Modal® natural beech wood fiber; 110 yards/50g): Robot 25331, 10 (11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19) balls.

NEEDLES
US 4 (3.5 mm) 32” or longer circular needles and DPNs or longer circular needle for Magic Loop technique, or size needed to obtain gauge
US 3 (3.25 mm) 32” or longer circular needles and DPNs or longer circular needle for Magic Loop technique, or one size smaller than size to obtain gauge

Errata: Every part worked in rib (button bands, collar, sleeve cuffs, and bottom of the sweater) should be worked with smaller needles.

NOTIONS
4 locking stitch markers (or 2 locking stitch markers and 2 cable needles)
Waste yarn or stitch holder
Tapestry needle
6 (7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 9, 9, 9) buttons, .0.5” diameter

Invariance is a top-down cardigan with set-in sleeves. Yarn overs and strategic reverse stockinette work together for interesting embellishment. A single cable stitch maintains the lines of the back detail, and can be worked with a locking stitch marker in lieu of a cable needle. 1” positive ease.

Notes:
Invariance is the property of remaining unchanged regardless of situation. The cardigan features set in sleeves and is knit top down. There is no waist shaping. Starting at the nape of the neck there is one reverse Stockinette triangle which is almost the whole neckline. The sides of the triangle are outlined by decreases and yarn overs whose lines extend all the way to the sides for a little added interest. Under the crew neckline on the front of the cardigan there are the same triangles but shrunken and stacked with the lines extending only to the midline. There is one cable in the whole sweater. It may be easier to use two locking stitch markers instead of two cable needles.