Tempest by Ann Weaver


April 2008
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette on large needles after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
660 - 1750 yards (604 - 1600 m)
13 sizes from 31" to 55" chest
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  • Chest: 31 (32, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51, 53, 55) inches
  • Length: 22.5 (22.5, 22.5, 23.5, 23.5, 23.5, 25, 25, 25, 25, 26.5, 26.5, 26.5) inches

Additional Materials: 14 small glass buttons (Buttons shown are 0.5 inch in diameter; buy buttons after cardigan is complete to ensure correct size.)

Description from Knitty:
I’ve always enjoyed pairing garments and accessories in different colors from the same family in my outfits. When I saw the variations on color available in Handmaiden/Fleece Artist Blue Faced Leicester 2/8, a yarn that is soft, durable, and relatively inexpensive, I envisioned using two different, yet overlapping, colorways in a striped sweater.

The structure of this cardigan is slim, with set-in sleeves to reduce the bulk of fabric at the armholes and keep the garment light and fitted for warmer-weather wear. Waist shaping is accentuated by the thinner striping around the waist. Tempest is meant to fit with very little ease, or even a bit of negative ease, since the lace-weight yarn, knit on size 6 needles, has a good deal of stretch. If you prefer a looser fit, knit a size or two up from your actual bust size.

Stripes, cinched-waist shape, small buttons, meticulous details, and multifaceted color: so many of my favorite things in a simple knit for all sizes!