A cardigan that allows you to unleash your inner painter by combining 2 colours in 2 threads held together in an intriguing stripe sequence.
This fitted piece in a classic V-Neck shaped, tailored style keeps all the focus on the fun colour-work, to update the whole look and make it contemporary in an effortless manner.
The Cardigan uses an elaborate marled combination of stripes to achieve a flattering, feminine silhouette.
Short rows at the top of the yoke adapt the large stripes of the back section to the delicate collarbone area, which magically slim down when reaching the fronts.
The change in striping enhances the feminine body shape while 3/4 sleeves and soft sloping, irregular raglan lines allow for a comfortable fit and look.
At the end, the contrasting button band is worked in short- rows and forms a curved V-Neck to delicately break up the horizontal lines of the body.
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 (32 inches or 81 cm bust),
Small (34 inches or 86 cm),
Medium (36 inches or 91,5cm),
Large (40 inches or 101,5 cm),
X-Large (44 inches or 112 cm),
XX-Large (48 inches or 122 cm),
3XL (50 inches or 127 cm),
4XL (52 inches or 132 cm).
(Shown in Size Small with 1 in/ 2,5cm positive ease at bust).
Holst Garn Coast (55 % merino / 45 % cotton)
at 382 yds / 350m per 50g skein:
1(1,2,2,2,2,2,2) skeins C1 (colourway Cream) or approximately 360(379,409,447,491,536,558,580) yards or 329(347,374,409,449,490,510,530) meters.
1(2,2,2,2,2,2,2) skeins C2 (colourway Dove) or approximately 367(387,418,457,502,548,570,593) yards or 336(354,382,418,459,501,521,542) meters.
1(1,1,2,2,2,2,2) skeins C3 (colourway Tweed) or approximately 336(353,382,418,458,500,521,540) yards or 307(323,349,382,419,457,476,494) meters.
2 skeins C4 (colourway Lead) or approximately 399(421,455,498,546,595,619,644) yards or 365(385,416,455,499,544,566,589) meters.
1 skeins C5 (colourway Silver) or approximately 56(59,63,70,77,83,86,90) yards or 51(54,58,64,70,76,79,82) meters.
1 skeins C6 (colourway Asparagus) or approximately 224(236,255,279,306,334,347,361) yards or 205(216,233,255,280,305,317,330) meters.
...or any other light fingering weight yarn (at 382 yards or 350 m/50gr) which gives you the proper gauge.
Please keep in mind that yardage is an estimate
MarlOn has both charted and written instructions.
20.5sts and 30.5 rows in 10 cm/4” 2 strands in Stockinette stitch on 4mm/ US 6 needles, after blocking.
22sts and 31 rows in 10 cm/4” 2 strands in Stockinette stitch worked in the round on 4mm/ US 6 needles, after blocking. 25sts and 32 rows in 10 cm/4" 1 strand in Stockinette stitch on 4mm/ US 6 needles, after blocking.
4mm/US6 and 3,5mm/US4 circular needles
(at least 80 cm/31" long).
Tapestry needle, stitch markers (4), stitch holders or smooth scrap yarn. 6 buttons (approx. 1,75cm/1 1⁄4” in diameter).