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Knitting Pattern in English for a cardigan with a relaxed fit, a checked pattern, deep V-neck and a double knitted button band in sizes XS | S | M (L | XL | 2XL) 3XL | 4XL.

 

Structure:

The cardigan is knitted top down in once piece with raglan increases and additional increases to shape the V-neck. After separating the sleeves from the body, the cardigan is worked in one piece and finished with a hem in 1x1 ribbed pattern. The sleeves are worked in rounds and there are a few decreases for a (very) slight sleeve shaping. They are finished with a hem in 1x1 ribbed pattern too. A striped pattern is worked over body and sleeveswhich will become a checked pattern in the end, when the vertical crochet stripes are worked. For the double knitted button band you are going to pick up stitches along the neckline and the two front parts. Then the button band is worked in double knitting and in the end the buttons are attached to the button band.

The fit of the cardigan is slightly oversized and the relaxed fit is emphasized by the (very) slight sleeve shaping. Additionally to the double knitted button band, the checked pattern over body and sleeves is the highlight of the cardigan. The length is short and therefore the cardigan is perfect for high waisted trousers and skirts. Depending on your individual preferences the length of the cardigan can be easily adapted, but please note that you might need more or less yarn than indicated in the pattern.

 

Level of difficulty: medium to advanced

Please note: The required techniques of the pattern are not that difficult, but it might take a lot of endurance (and imagination, even if there are knitting charts provided for the placement of the vertical stripes) to work the crochet stripes of the checked pattern.

 

Materials:

Main Colour (MC):
- 250| 250 | 250 (300 |300 | 350) 350 | 400 g Soft Alpaca by Hobbii (165 m/50 g) AND
- 125 | 125 | 125 (150 | 150 | 175) 175 | 200 g Mayflower Super Kid Silk by Hobbii(195 m/25 g)
Contrast Colour (CC):
- 100| 100 | 100 (150 |150 | 150) 150 | 150 g Soft Alpaca by Hobbii (165 m/50 g) AND
- 50 | 50 | 50 (75 | 75 | 75) 75| 75 g Mayflower Super Kid Silk
by Hobbii(195 m/25 g)
- 3.5 mm and 4.5 mm circular knitting needles (alternatively DPNs or short needles for the sleeves), 4.5 mm crochet hook, 3.5 mm DPNs
- 3 - 4 buttons (ø 20 mm)
- darning needle
- stitch markers/ left overs

 

Knitting Tension:
10x10 cm = 20 sts x 27 rs in stockinette stitch on 4.5 mm knitting needles and with 2 strands of yarn held together (wet blocked)

 

Measurements:

Bust Circumference Finished Cardigan:
92 | 97 | 104 (109 | 116 | 121) 128 | 135 cm with a positive ease of 5-10 cm.

Length Finished Cardigan:
48 | 50 | 52 (54 | 56 | 58) 59 | 60 cm – it can be adapted in case you prefer it longer
Sleeve Length: 42 cm (incl. 6 cm hem)

 

The pattern will be provided directly after payment as a PDF file to be downloaded. The download link sent out via email after payment is valid for 30 days. There is no refund/exchange possible. Knitting Support via e-mail only (kolibri-by-johanna@outlook.de).

Knitting Pattern Max Cardigan

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