Oct 182012
 

Plixi Last Look | The Knitting Vortex

Plixi is a long and lean open front cardigan, with gentle waist shaping and a flowing ruffle at the front edge and cuffs. Worked seamlessly from the top down in a drapey fingering weight yarn on larger needles, Plixi uses the contiguous method of seamless shoulder and sleeve construction, with a picked-up ruffle along the front edge, and a simple purled hem finish. Long, slim and elegant, Plixi works with jeans or a dress, for sleek and chic style with any outfit.

Techniques & Skills Used: contiguous construction, knit/purl, short rows, increasing/decreasing, picking up stitches.

Size: 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 44, 48)” bust; shown in second size with no ease.

Garment Measurements: Bust: 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 44, 48)”; Waist: 30.5 (32.5, 34.5, 36.5, 38.5, 42.5, 46.5)”; Hip: 32.75 (34.75, 36.75, 38.75, 40.75, 44.75, 48.75)”; Length from shoulder tip to hem: 25.75 (26.5, 27.5, 28.25, 29.25, 30.25, 31.25)”.

Yarn: RYC Cashsoft 4 Ply (57% wool, 33% microfiber, 10% cashmere; 175 yards/50g); 8 (8, 9, 9, 10, 11, 12) balls, shown in #423 Monet.

Other Materials:

US 5 (3.75mm) 32” circular needle or size to match gauge; US 5 (3.75mm) 60” circular needle for ruffle; US 4 (3.5mm) 60” circular needle for ribbing and picking up stitches; Stitch markers (4); Scrap yarn or extra cables for stitch holders (2); Yarn needle.

Gauge: 20 st and 28 rows/4” in stockinette stitch, after blocking.

See it on Ravelry, to read more or purchase the pattern.  

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