#4 is a cropped cardigan – but can be made longer – using the contiguous sleeve inset developed by Susie Myers. It is worked bottom up because those leaves look so much better knit bottom up.
The cardigan has small pockets worked invisibly in the large hem.
Leaves are growing out of the right pocket and at the back and sleeve. Here is a detail of the pocket and the leaves growing out of it.
The leaves at the back are a bit different from the sample: they are placed closer to the center depending on the size. The long cuffs can be worn as is or folded back to line up with the length of the cardigan.
XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
finished measurements chest: 29½ / 33½ / 37 / 41 / 45 / 49 “ (75 / 85 / 94 / 104 / 114 / 124 cm)
What you’ll need
± 820/920/1000/1100/1200/1300 m (900/1000/1100/1200/1320/1450 yards) worsted or aran / 9 or 10 ply
a small rest of worsted – aran weight: ± 25 m / 27 yards
two 4.5 mm (US 7) circular needles and straight needles (optional)
4 mm (US 6) needles
10 to 12 markers (10 for XS-S, 12 for M-XXL)
7 buttons: diameter 2 cm / ¾”
stitch holders or scrap yarn
18 sts and 26 rows stockinette with the larger needle = 10 x 10 cm (4”x4”)