Lysistrata’s Chiton

Brenda Dayne channels peacemaker of ancient Greece, Lysistrata, in a sideways knit cabled cardigan. The perfect sweater to wear when one needs to stand firm, and say, “No.” A Little more than a rectangle of cloth drawn up at the shoulders and pinned, the chiton was for centuries the garment favored by the ancient Greeks. No less beautiful for its simplicity Brenda Dayne’s Lysistrata Chiton is, likewise, based on the functional rectangle. Knit sideways to maximize the drape of knitted fabric, the Lyistrata cardigan features asymmetrical cables at the neck, and raglan sleeves both shapely and flattering.

Designer: Brenda Dayne

Finished Measurements
Width: 20 (22, 24) inches
Length: 46 (50, 54) inches
Note: Garment is knit sideways; width reflects actual garment length.

Yarn: 3 skeins Briar Rose “Wistful”
50% Alpaca, 30% Merino, 20% silk blend 500 yds/8 oz ; 13 WPI
One set of 5mm straight or circular needles

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