Penpal by Anna Maltz


Pen Pal is a fun puzzle of almost-one-piece construction: the body is formed by a mitre on each front, which leaves only two short seams to sew up to the shoulder. Short rows create a deep plunging V, ideal for wearing open, or the single big button can bring together the mitre fronts like a sticker on the back of an envelope. The sleeves, if you chose to add them, are picked up at the shoulders and knitted down in the round, to the cuffs. The whole lot can be conveniently worked on a single set of long circular needles. The variety in the stitch patterning adds interest, but with practical reasoning behind it: ribbing at the back gives a nice cinched-in effect at the waist, and the moss stitch creates beautiful texture and structured flatness. The stitch patterning is mirrored on the bracelet-length cuffs for added satisfaction.

Round waist:
75 (82, 89, 95, 101) cm / 29½ (32¼ , 35, 37½, 39¼)”
Back of neck to bottom edge:
44 (47, 49, 52, 54) cm / 17½ (18½, 19¼, 20¼, 21)”

Due to the open-fronted nature of this garment, no bust measurements are given. Instead use the waist measurements as your first port of call for deciding the size you will make. The Cardigan is designed to be worn with approximately 5cm/2” positive ease around your natural waist (if in doubt, go smaller). Waistcoat designed to be worn with slight negative ease. (Waistcoat sample shown in Size S. Cardigan sample shown in Size M.)

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Anna Maltz

Pattern type

tops, sweaters and cardigans