Is it possible to have a sweater that is both tailored and effortless? Georgetown says yes, with a comfortable open fit and wide, folded-over collar. Knitted in a cozy wool / alpaca woolen spun yarn, you will want to curl up in your nook with a favorite book. This exclusive pattern is found only in the book Home & Away: Knits for Everyday Adventures by Hannah Fettig, the designer behind Knitbot.
The pictured sweater was knitted flat in pieces. In the first set of instructions the body, fronts, and sleeves are worked separately and seamed together. If you prefer seamless knitting, instructions follow for a mostly seamless cardigan. In this version the back and sides are knit simultaneously from the bottom up. Divide for armholes, knit the fronts and back separately, and seam the shoulders. The sleeves are then knitted from the top down using short rows.
Gift Kit includes selected yarn and the book, Home & Away: Knits for Everyday Adventures. For yarn winding services, click here.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Owl by Quince & Co. (50% American Wool / 50% American Alpaca ; 50g/120yds): 10 (11, 12, 13, 14) (15, 17, 18, 19) Skeins. Shown in Abyssinian. American draft spun yarn.
ALTERNATE YARN: Alpaca Elegance by Green Mountain Spinnery (50% Fine USA Wool / 50% USA Alpaca; 58g/180yds): 7 (7, 8, 9, 10) (10, 11, 12, 13) Skeins. Use Earl Grey to match images. This 100% USA yarn is a beautiful heathered yarn with almost identical twist to Owl.This yarn has the cuddly softness and warmth of alpaca with the strength and bounce of wool. PRE-ORDER now available in any color. Please contact us prior to placing your order for color availability, and allow at least 10 business days for shipping to your location.
ALTERNATE YARN: Woolstok by Blue Sky Fibers (100% Peruvian Fine Highland Wool; 50g/123yds) 10 (11, 12, 13, 14) (15, 17, 18, 19) Skeins. Storm Cloud is color match to images. Many Georgetown cardigans have been knit on 100% worsted weight wool yarn. This yarn comes in 150g hanks in select natural colors; Yarn Loop will send you the larger hanks if available. Woolstok is well-known for its hand and vibrant heathered colors. Please PRE-ORDER any color not currently in stock, and allow at least 7 business days for shipping to your location.
ALTERNATE YARN: NatureSpun Worsted by Brown Sheep Co. (100% American Wool; 100g/245yds) 5 (6, 6, 7, 7) (8, 8, 9, 10). 100% American wool spun into yarn in Nebraska! This yarn is a very economical choice and is available in so many colors. Feel free to PRE-ORDER any color not in stock, and allow at least 5 business days for shipping to your location.
NEEDLES: Size US 7 / 4.5mm & US 5 /3.75mm 32" circular needles and set Double Points, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch Markers, Stitch Holders or waste yarn, Tapestry needle
SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Beginner-pick up stitches to knit collar
GAUGE: 20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch
SIZE: XS (S, M. L, XL) (2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL) Modeled with 2" positive ease
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust 30.5 (34.5, 38.5, 42.5, 46.5)[50.5, 54.5, 58.5, 62.5]"
YARDAGE: 1100 (1250, 1375, 1500, 1675) (1800, 1950, 2100, 2275) yds
Cardigan images courtesy of Daniel Hudson Photography