This ample Cardigan, named in honour of the ultimate dandy Beau Brummell, showcases subtle and understated details with it’s textured striping where the material itself becomes the focus (exchanging a single yarn stripe with a stripe where both yarns are held together), a simple stitch pattern and decorative finishing.
The sloped raglan shoulder gives a natural looking and well fitting shape to the yoke, while accelerated short-rows in the integrated neckband allow for generous draping and fuller volume at the reversible patterned neckline that slowly flows into the hem and pockets and continue in the same texture.
Extra long sleeves gradually become transparent and flow into a delicate repetition of the stitch pattern in their lower part. As the neckband, they can be worn folded up too, to show the reverse side of the simple knit/purl stitch pattern.
All techniques and methods are either explained in the pattern itself with attached photo tutorials, or links are provided that point to web-tutorials.
Sizing (body size):
X-Small (31 inches or 78,5 cm bust),
Small (34 inches or 86 cm),
Medium (37 inches or 94cm),
Large (40 inches or 101,5 cm),
X-Large (43 inches or 109 cm),
XX-Large (46 inches or 116 cm),
3XL (49 inches or 124,5 cm),
4XL (52 inches or 132 cm).
(Shown in Size Small with 6 in./15 cm positive ease at bust with neckbands)
ColourMart Extra Fine Merino 10/28nm:
4(4,4,4,5,5,5,5) skeins MC (colourway Purple Grey) or approximately 1380(1387,1634,1777,1842,1987,2220,2277) yards or 1262(1268,1494,1625,1684,1817,2030,2082) meters.
...or any other light DK/sport weight yarn (at 457 yards or 417m/150gr) which gives you the proper gauge.
Lana Grossa Silkhair (70% mohair & 30% silk)*:
5(5,5,5,6,6,7,7) skeins CC (colourway 035) or
approximately 930(974,1095,1136,1214,1309,1388,1423) yards or
...or any other lace weight yarn (at 230 yards or 210m/25gr) which gives you the proper gauge.
Please keep in mind that yardage is an estimate
*Possible substitution of yarn:
For CC it is advised to use lace yarn in either silk, cotton, linen or similar material, that enhances the textured striping and that holds it’s shape after blocking, so that the longer and heavy merino garment won’t grow in length after washing.
When substituting yarn please make sure that the yardage is similar to the one stated in the pattern and that you get gauge, to end up with a garment with a fit similar to the pictured sample.
21sts and 28 rows, both yarns held together in 10 cm/4" in Stockinette stitch on 4mm/ US6 needles, after light blocking.
4mm/US6 circular needles (at least 80 cm/31" long).
3,5mm/US4 circular needles to pick up sts
3,5mm/US4 or smaller sized DPNs for twisted i-cord.
Tapestry needle, cable needle, stitch markers (4) + (2) in different colour, stitch holders or smooth scrap yarn.
Intermediate to Advanced.
BeauB has charted and written instructions:
As a visual aid there is a “quick-overview” of the whole yoke in chart-form to print out, which helps to keep track of the instructions that happen on each row according to your size.
The pattern is available in the form of a digital PDF file. You can buy it via pay-pal for 6,60 Euros and download it immediately!