This is a beginner-friendly pattern for a very basic mesh cardigan, created from a big rectangle (the back panel), which then splits into two narrow rectangles (the two front panels). The two narrow rectangles have a space in between for your head, and this ultimately creates a U-shape. Next, the front panels get folded over top of the back panels and the sides get seamed up, leaving space for your arms.
This is a size-inclusive pattern, written for 9 sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL)(2X, 3X, 4X, 5X) to fit bust sizes 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46) (48-50, 52-54, 56-58, 60-62)“ based on the CYC sizing standards.
This diagram shows the finished garment measurements. This cardigan is designed to be worn with approximately 5 to 7 inches [13–18 cm] of positive ease. When choosing a size, find the bust measurement here that equals approximately 5 to 7 inches [13–18 cm] larger than your actual bust measurement and make that size. For reference, the model has a 34-inch [86-cm] bust and is wearing a size small with a finished garment bust measurement of 39 inches [99 cm], worn with 5 inches [13 cm] of positive ease.