The Winston Cardigan is very easy to wear as a light and quick top layer that looks sophisticated and flattering on all body shapes, but keeps a casual and unimposing style. The only visual focus is positioned at the top section and the sleeves, where a fun striped motif is hugging the whole upper body.
This open-front Cardigan is worked top-down and features a contrasting yoke worked in an easy welted stripes motif, that is integrated in the unusual dolman sleeve-construction.
Continuous decreases at the body section produce a tulip-shaped line, which helps make this very oversized garment still look elegant and put together.
The tailored shaping worked with a slope that curves softly towards the hemline, produces a 3D formed hemline that hugs the body and that improves the drape of the whole cardigan.
All techniques and methods are either explained in the pattern itself with attached photo tutorials, or links are provided that point to web-tutorials.
1 skein C3 (colourway 01 Cream) or approximately 32(34,35,37,39,40,42,45) metres or 35(37,38,40,43,44,46,49) yards.Sizing (to fit bust 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),
XL (43 inches or 109 cm),
2XL (46 inches or 116 cm),
3XL (49 inches or 124,5 cm),
4XL (52 inches or 132 cm).
The sample shown in the pictures is worn with
+38cm/ +15” positive Ease at bust.
All measurements of the garment itself can be found in the pattern.
Victoria by Ovelha Negra (100% Wool)
5(5,6,7,7,8,8,9) skeins MC (colourway 05 Dark Grey) or approximately 852(945,1134,1214,1323,1460,1536,1629) metres or 932(1033,1240,1328,1447,1597,1680,1781) yards.
1 skein C1 (colourway 19 Teal) or approximately 44(46,48,51,53,55,58,62) metres or 48(50,52,56,58,60,63,68) yards.
1 skein C2 (colourway 02 Silver) or approximately 145(151,158,166,173,181,189,202) metres or 159(165,173,182,189,198,207,221) yards.
1 skein C4 (colourway 25 Mustard) or approximately 24(25,26,28,29,30,32,34) metres or 26(27,28,31,32,33,35,37) yards.
...or any other fingering weight yarn (at 219 yards or 200m /
50gr) which gives you the proper gauge.
Please keep in mind that yardage is an estimate.
23.8 sts and 32 rows in 10 cm/4” in Stocking stitch
on 3.5mm/US4 needles.
28 sts and 40 rows in 10 cm/4” in Ribbing of hem and cuff
on 3mm/US2½ needles.
17.8 sts and 46 rows in 10 cm/4” in Welted-Stripes (see p. 4)
on 4.5mm/US7 and 2mm/US0 needles together.
all measured after light blocking.
Needles4.5mm/US7 circular needles (at least 100 cm/40" long).
3.5mm/US4 circular needles (at least 100 cm/40" long).
3mm/US2½ circular needles (at least 100 cm/40" long).*¹
2mm/US0 circular needles (at least 100 cm/40" long).*²
Optional: 5mm/US8 needle for BO.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
*¹ Keep in mind that for the longer neckband section you might need to use a couple of extension cords or 2-3 circular needles at the same time to accommodate the length.
*² You will need two circular needles (or an extra cord or waste yarn) here to leave some sts on hold.
OtherTapestry needle, stitch markers (2-4), stitch holders and/or smooth scrap yarn.
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