Published in Knitscene Fall 2016, this collared cardigan is super soft, warm and lightweight. A long, flowing cardigan with a feminine edge, this topdown sweater features a two-color collar edge with a long a bold, solid body. This sweater is based on merino yarn with a beautiful drape and is ideal for layering over a cute dress or leggings.
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DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Skinny Wool by Be Sweet (100% Merino Wool; 25g/180yds): 10 (12, 13, 14, 15, 17) skeins MC, shown in Dark Blue Plum as well as Capra by Mango Moon (70% Mohair / 30% Silk; 25g/270yds): 2 Skeins CC1 shown in Chai.
ALTERNATE YARN: Mechita by Malabrigo (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 100g/420yds): 4 (5, 6, 6, 7, 8) Skeins -AND- Kidsilk Haze by Rowan (70% Super Kid Mohair / 30% Silk; 25g/230yds): 3 skeins. This combination is similar to the original designer specified yarns. The colors for Kidsilk Majestic and Mechita Sabiduria will match the original design. PRE-ORDER available now in any color in the catalogs! Please allow at least 10 business days for shipping.
ALTERNATE YARN: Sock Yarn by Malabrigo (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 100g/440yds): 4 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) Skeins MC -AND- Lace by Manos del Uruguay (70% Baby Alpaca / 25% Silk/ 5% Cashmere; 50g/439yds): 2 skeins CC1. This combination will be a more durable garment than the designer specified Skinny Wool because Sock is a plied yarn. The plies add strength to the finished garment and resist pilling. The Manos Lace yarn will provide a slightly fuzzy collar, similar to the original yarn although less pronounced.
ALTERNATE YARN: Sock Yarn by Malabrigo (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 100g/440yds): 4 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) Skeins MC -AND- Silkpaca by Malabrigo (70% Baby Alpaca / 25% Silk/ 5% Cashmere; 50g/439yds): 2 skeins CC1. This combination is the most affordable but will have a very faint hazy collar since it lacks the cashmere.
NEEDLES: Size US 4 / 3.5mm 24" & 40" circular needles as well as set of Double Pointed Needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch markers, Stitch holders or waste yarn, tapestry needle
SKILL LEVEL: Intermedieate
GAUGE: 25 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette st with MC, 18 sts and 46 rows = 4” in Two-Color Brioche Rib.
SIZE: XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL)
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust-34 (38, 41.5, 45.5, 49.5, 53)" with collar overlapped 7.5 (7.5, 8.25, 8.5, 8.5, 8.5)" and modeled with 0" of ease
Images courtesy of Harper Point Photography/Interweave Press