Thing is, I'm notorious for buying things a size too big. And when I do that, the old frump factor kicks in and there I am, half glam-half gram.
Have you seen all those cute little sweaters that are on the market right now? I had to have one! But the idea of a too-tight sweater sent my teeth on edge.
So here it is, Marilyn's Not-So-Shrunken Cardigan, the antidote to frump and the kick-in-the pants most wardrobes need.
This thing is cool because it has that semi-shrunken look, but it won't cut your circulation or make you sweat. Plus, the pattern is flexible and points out areas you can customize it so it fits you and fits your lifestyle, too. It's knit from the top down, all in one piece.
For bust sizes: 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44)
Materials: Elsebeth Lavold Silky Tweed, Color 02 (40% Silk, 30% cotton, 20% Merino Extra Fine, 10% Viscose; 50 gm=131 yds) 6 (7, 7, 8, 9, 9, 9) hanks
Needles: US Size 6, US Size 3
Gauge: 22 stitches and 32 rows to 4 inches