A lovely A line Cardigan that is flattering to all body types. Falling just below the hip, it ‘s perfect against a skirt or pant or pair with a shirt that peeks an inch or two past the hem. Either way, the compliments will come your way.
Long-tail cast on , Provisional cast on preferred but optional
Picking up stitches
Binding off, 3 needle bind off is used as well
Videos are provided at olioknits.com for basic techniques as well as “how to” steps specific to this pattern.
The Plucky Knitter’s Traveler Sport ( 325 yds.) 65%merino, 20%silk, 15%yak
Small 5 skeins, Medium 5 skeins, Large 6 skeins, XLarge 7 skeins for Main Color- Rum Raisin 1 skein or approximately 200 yds. of Contrast Color, also fingering weight for all sizes
7 1/2 inch buttons
Needles – #6 32” or 40” circular needle for the body. #6 double points or 12” circular if knitting the sleeve in the round. PLUS an extra straight or circular needle for joining hem and placing stitches on hold. This needle can be the same size or a size up or down.
Please remember that after knitting up your swatch, your needle size may change.
Gauge– 6 stitches = 4” square in Stockinette Stitch using a #6 needle You will be knitting this sweater in a fingering weight. Look for a yarn that gets 6 stitches per inch or 24 stitches over 4 inches on a #6 needle.
SWATCH for your gauge- Cast on about 20 stitches with a size 6 needle. Knit 3 inches or so. Then, take a stitch gauge or a tape measure and measure how many stitches total 1 inch. The numbers on the SWATC to the right indicate the stitches. The black lines frame 6 stitches. If you are not getting 6 stitches per inch on a size 6 needle, then you will need to knit a new swatch using a different size needle. If you are getting 5.5- 5.75 stitches to the inch, go down a needle size to a size 5. If you are getting 6.25 -6.5 stitches per inch you will need to go up a needle size, in this case size 7. There is no right or wrong, you just have to adjust the needle to your knitting style. It is worth taking the extra time to get your swatch correct. You can pick the correct pattern size however, if your gauge is incorrect it will throw everything off. Who wants that after all of that knitting!
Sizes and Measurements.
Size Small Medium Large X Large
Bust 30-34“ 36-38”, 40- 44” 46-48”
Length 20 “ 20“ 23” 23”
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