Miss Me Yet?

A postcard message from then teenaged Marlene inspired the naming of this lacy piece – Miss Me Yet is a super comfortable, all occasion, sport-weight cardigan.   Its hip-length bodice has subtle waist shaping that hides in the patternwork of its Openwork Rib Lace – a simple 6 stitch by 4 row repeat, worked throughout.  Flush pockets at its front hemline are there if you want them.  This piece is knit flat in one piece from the bottom up until the armholes where it splits with fronts and back worked separately.  Sleeves are worked bottom up in the round with their caps set in.  The broad, 4-buttoned, ribbed lap is created from stitches picked up from center fronts and back neckline.  Miss Me Yet as shown has been knit in Quince & Co's Willet (source link below) – a lush cotton yarn that creates a soft, cushy fabric.  Sport weight wool of the same gauge will work nicely too!

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust:  30¾, 34¾, 38¾, 42½, 46½, 50½, 54½" / 78.1, 88.3, 98.4, 108, 118.1, 128.3, 138.4 cm
Waist:  28, 32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52" / 71.1, 81.3, 91.4, 101.6, 111.8, 121.9, 132.1 cm
Hips:  32¾, 36¾, 40¾, 44½, 48½, 52½, 56½" / 83.2, 93.3, 103.5, 113, 123.2, 133.4, 143.5 cm
Length:  26¾, 27¼, 27½, 27¾, 28, 28¼, 28½" / 67.9, 69.2, 69.9, 70.5, 71.1, 71.8, 72.4 cm

MATERIALS
Yarn
Shown in Willet by Quince & Co. (100% cleaner cotton; 160 yds /146 m per 50 g skein); color – Windlass #708; 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 skeins or, for comparable yarn approx 1265, 1400, 1560, 1700, 1870, 2035, 2175 yds / 1155, 1280, 1425, 1555, 1710, 1860, 1990 m.  I always have additional yarn on-hand for swatching.

Needles
US5 / 3.75mm or size to obtain gauge
• 1 32" / 80 cm circular (circ) or longer – to manage multiple stitches, bodice and button lap worked flat
• 1 pair straight
• 1 set double pointed (dpn) or preferred needle style for working small circumferences of the sleeves in the round

Notions
Stitch markers (varying colors helpful)
• Stitch holders
• Tapestry needle
T-pins for blocking (blocking wires optional)
• 4 - 7/8" / 23 mm buttons

GAUGE (after blocking)
24 sts and 32 rows and rounds = 4" / 10.2 cm in stockinette stitch
24.4 sts and 33.2 rows
= 4" / 10.2 cm in openwork rib lace pattern

SKILLS REQUIRED
Long-tail cast on, cable cast on (briefly for button holes), decreasing (skp, k2tog, p2tog, p2tog tbl), increasing (kfb), short row shaping, and stitch pick-up for button band.

13 page pdf includes pattern instructions, photographs, schematics, bodice and sleeve row tracking grids for managing at-the-same-time instructions, and definitions for relevant abbreviations.

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