This ample Cardigan, named in honour of the ultimate dandy, Beau Brummell, the 19th Century Englishman with a subdued and modern sense of dress, 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. The sleeves can be worn folded up to show the reverse side of the simple knit/purl stitch pattern.
Rililie says, "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 too much 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." For more information, see: http://www.lamaisonrililie.com/knittingtherapy/homma...
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& Sport Weight
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARNS: Extra Fine Merino by ColourMart (100 Merino Wool; 150g/457yds): 4 (4, 5, 5) Skeins. Shown in color Purple Grey. Also requires: Silkhair by Lana Grossa (70 Mohair / 30 Silk; 25g/230 yds): 5 (5, 6, 7) Skeins. Shown in color 035.
ALTERNATE YARNS: O-Wash Sport by O-Wool (100% Organic Merino Wool; 100g/336yds): 5 (6, 6, 7) Skeins. -AND- Kidsilk Haze by Rowan (70% Kid Mohair / 30 Silk; 25g/230 yds): 5 (5, 6, 7) Skeins. Use this combination for solid color stripes without variation. O-Wash Sport is an environmentally friendly yarn that retains its original woolly character but will not felt.
ALTERNATE YARNS: Arroyo by Malabrigo (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 100g/335 yds): 5 (6, 6, 7) Skeins. -AND- Kidsilk Haze by Rowan (70% Kid Mohair / 30 Silk; 25g/230 yds): 5 (5, 6, 7) Skeins. Arroyo has a beautiful variegation produced from kettle-dying the yarn in small batches. This will provide extra visual texture in the finished garment but may hide the mohair striping.
SIZE: XS/S/M (L, XL/2XL, 3XL/4XL). Modeled & designed with 6-7" positive ease.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust 39.25/40.5/45.75 (47.25, 50.25-55.25, 58-59.5)"
YARDAGE: 1380/1387/1634, (1777, 1842-1987, 2220-2277) yds DK weight yarn as well as 930/974/1095 (1136, 1214-1309, 1388-1423) yds Lace Weight yarn. Please keep in mind that yardage is estimated.
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced
NEEDLES: Size US 6 / 4mm 31" circular needle & Set of Double Points as well as US 4 / 3.5mm 32" circular to pick up stitches, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Cable Needle, Stitch Markers in 2 colors (4 in color A, 2 in color B), Stitch holders or waste yarn, Tapestry Needle
GAUGE: 21 sts x 28 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch with both yarns, held together
Images courtesy of La Maison Rililie with yarn photos by Yarn Loop