Nascent - c. 2015


Nascent, meaning of promise and potential, is an elegant wrap-cardigan that is lightweight and comfortable. Nascent, worn for a special occasion or simply to the office, gives the promise and potential for much praise from knitters and non-knitters alike!
This piece is knit from the top-down in one-piece. Nascent is cast on at the center back collar position. First the lace collar is worked back and forth, to a specific back neck width. Thereafter, stitches are picked up along the back neck to begin knitting the yoke. The lace edging and raglan yoke are actually worked simultaneously. After the required body length is achieved, the lace is worked back and forth along the bottom edge until it is joined at the center. This process forms an oval lace “wrap” that encompasses the cardigan. The sleeves are knitted in rounds from the top, and finished off with a long, lacy cuff.


Nascent is available in English, German and French.


Actual Bust Measurement:
30” (32”, 34”, 36”, 38”, 40", 42”, 44", 46", 48") / 76 (81.5, 86.5, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5, 107, 112, 117, 122) cm


Finished Bust Circumference (including ease):
32" (34", 36", 38", 40", 42", 44", 46", 48", 50") / 81.5 (86.5, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5, 107, 112, 117, 122, 127) cm

Finished Armhole depth:
9" (9", 9.5", 9.5", 10", 10.5", 11", 11", 11.5", 12") / 23 (23, 24, 24, 25.5, 27, 28, 28, 29, 30.5) cm


There are approximately 2 inches (5 cm) of positive ease worked into the bust circumference. To determine the correct size, first measure your bust circumference and compare this with the Sizes and Bust Measurement as stated in the pattern. Then determine how tight or loose you would like "Nascent" to fit.


24 stitches x 32 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch on size US 4 (3.5 mm) needles (or size needed to get gauge), measured on a washed and blocked swatch. You are advised to achieve both row and stitch gauges for this pattern.


Advanced: This pattern is knit from the top-down utilizing raglan seams. You must know how to pick up stitches from a finished edge, work lace charts or lace written instructions, follow directions for short rows (though a detailed guide is given), and be somewhat comfortable with grafting (stitch by stitch instructions are included).


US Size 4 (3.5 mm) circular needle (or size needed to achieve gauge) for body, sleeves and lace lining
Tapestry needle


Finito by Malabrigo Yarn 200 yards / 183 meters per 50 g skein: approximately 1300 (1350, 1400, 1450, 1500, 1600, 1650, 1700, 1750, 1800) yards / 1190 (1235, 1280, 1325, 1375, 1465, 1510, 1555, 1600, 1645) meters
Yardage requirements varies between knitters as well as yarn types, the above mentioned requirements are estimates. If you do decide to substitute a different yarn, please be sure that it is of a similar content, to ensure that the drape and look of the finished garment will turn out as you expect it to be.

Possible yarn substitutions: tosh merino light, by madelinetosh or tosh sock, by madelinetosh


Stitch Markers in several different colors

Copyright: Please respect the moral rights of independent designers. The copyright of this pattern remains with the author. This pattern is provided for personal home use only. It should not be sold. Commercial use of this pattern is a violation of the copyright. Selling products made from this pattern or distributing this pattern in any manner is prohibited under the copyright unless Amanda Woeger has granted express written permission.