This pattern appeared on the cover of Vogue Knitting's spring/summer 2009 issue and is available for instant download:


From Vogue Knitting: "Mor's Botanica Medallion cardigan is knit in two pieces with Blue Sky Alpacas' "Skinny dyed" organic cotton. Begin with the medallion stitched in the round from the center out. The wide border around the medallion is worked in a band composed of stitches that vary in row gauge. Complete the piece by sewing the band to the edge of the medallion and leaving open slits for the armholes which are finished with a crochet edging."

The Specs
Craft: Knitting
Wearer: Women
Sizes: XS-S M-L
Measurements: Cross-back width: 14 16" / (35.5 40.5 cm); Diameter when flat: 34 38" / (86.5 94 cm)
20 sts and 32 rows = 4" (10 cm) in stockinette st using smaller needles or 18 sts and 30 rows = 4" (10 cm) in stockinette st using larger needles after blocking
Yarn Requirements: 900 1050 yds (822 959 m) of DK weight yarn
Needle sizes used: 5 (3.75mm) 6 (4mm) and 7 (4.5mm)
Hook sizes used: G-6 (4mm)
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