Knitting Pattern in English for a slightly oversized cardigan with a cropped length and a decorative ribbed pattern over body and sleeves in sizes XS | S | M (L | XL | 2XL) 3XL.
The cardigan is knitted top down with raglan increases. To shape the neck, you are going to knit for several centimeters the button band. Then, you pick up sts along on side of the button band for the back part, the sleeves and the front parts. Afterwards, the cardigan is worked back and forth in rows with raglan increases before and after the 5 central raglan stitches in twisted ribbing. As soon as you have reached the desired number of sts, you separate the sleeves from the body and are going to finish the body and the sleeves separately. The decorative rib pattern is growing under the armpits on body and sleeves. Body and sleeves are finished in twisted ribbing with a smaller needle size.
The fit of the cardigan is loose and oversized, the sleeves are long and reach until the middle of your hands. The length is cropped, but can be easily adapted to your individual preferences and body measurements.
Level of difficulty:
- 100 | 100 | 125 (150 |150 | 175) 175 g silk mohair, e. g. Soft Silk Mohair by Knitting for Olive (225 m/ 25 g)
- 400 | 400 | 450 (500 | 550 | 600) 600 g Heavy Merino by Knitting for Olive (125 m/50 g)
- 5 mm and 6 mm circular knitting needles (optional: DPNs for the sleeves)
- darning needle
- 3-4 buttons (ø 25 mm)
- Stitch markers/ left overs
10x10 cm = 14 sts x 20 rs in stockinette stitch with 2 threads of yarn held together on 6 mm knitting needles (wet blocked)
Bust circumference finished cardigan:
109 | 113 |120 (127 | 136 | 142) 155 cm with a positive ease of 20 - 25 cm.
46 | 48 | 49 (53 | 56 | 59) 61 cm – can be adapted easily
43| 44 | 46 (43 | 45 | 47) 49 cm (+ 8 cm hem) – the pattern includes an option of how to make them shorter if preferred
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