Like A Virgin

Like A Virgin

By Erron Anderson

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Like a Virgin is a darling, long hip length, fitted, cardigan with an irresistible ruffle, and bracelet length sleeves, an excellent choice for pairing with pearls.  Done with simple knit instructions, it’s a perfect first sweater. Because it’s done in a chunky yarn it knits up quickly, and makes seaming a breeze.  Perfect for seamed construction virgins!

This pattern is $3.00 CAD from Ravelry

Difficulty Rating: Advanced Beginner

 Yarn:Gedifra Extra Soft Merino Grand in colour 3316 11(11,13,15,16)balls, 100% superwash merino wool, 66 yardsDSC_0080-2

Dream in Color Starry Sock Yarn, less than ¼ of  a hank in Ruby River, 98% Superfine Australian Merino superwash wool and 2% silver filament, 450 yards

** This sweater has negative ease so the weave of the knit should be fairly stretchy. Gedifra Extra Soft Merino Grand is considered a bulky weight yarn; however, it is perhaps best substituted with a heavy worsted knit to the same gauge, since it’s a fairly thin and elastic bulky yarn. 

A test swatch is best not skipped for this project, if your yarn makes a dense firm fabric it’s best to go up at least one size, or better yet choose a different yarn.

Gauge:13.25sts wide x 20sts length wise in a 4 inch square

Size: XS -29 inch bust, Sm -33 inch bust, Med -37 inch bust, Lg -41 inch bust, XL -45 inch bust


9 US needles or size needed to obtain gauge a

9 or 10- 1” buttons,

4 US needles

Darning needle

Stitch markers (optional)

Knitter’s safety pins

List of abbreviations:

bo-bind off



sl-slip stitch

k2tog-knit two together

ssk-slip, slip, knit*

m1-make a stitch


*ssk-slip, slip, knit: slip one stich as if to knit, then a second, place them back on the left needle and knit both stitches together.

*when slipping at an edge: slip as if to knit with the yarn in front on right side row and slip as if to knit with yarn in the back for wrong side rows.

Designers note: It should be noted that these instructions are written for beginners and are, therefore, uncondensed.  Those familiar with condensed patterns may find this pattern lengthy and repetitive.  I have done my best to write the patterns in a typical fashion, with line by line instructions afterwards.

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    Howdy Meredith, Because of for the correction. We’ll glance into this and enhance our write-up appropriately. Due,Jillian

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