Imagine a grey, foggy day when you get to wear a warm, relaxed and comfortable cardi to keep the chill out of your bones. This open-front, top-down knit cardigan by Fogbound Knits, is made seamlessly with simultaneous set-in sleeves. The body and sleeves are trimmed in garter stitch, which conceals the large front pockets. The samples shown were knit in two colors, but the sweater can also be knit in one.
This cardigan is constructed using Barbara Walker’s method of knitting the sleeve caps along with the upper body. To make it a bit easier to navigate that area with all the different increase rates, a pdf with single-page worksheets for each size is included with line-by-line instructions and stitch counts that can be used if desired. You only need to print the page for your size. The designer recommends that you choose a size that gives you the amount of ease you prefer - 0 to 2” of ease is recommended.
Kit includes pdf & printed pattern and selected yarn. For yarn winding services, click here. Sizes are combined for kit with similar skein counts only. Each pattern comes with 9 sizes.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Felted Tweed DK by Rowan (50% Merino Wool / 25% Rayon / 25% Alpaca; 50g/191yds): 5 (6, 6, 6, 7) (7, 8) Skeins MC & 3 (3, 4, 4, 4) (4, 5) Skeins CC.
ALTERNATE YARN: Loch Lomond by BC Garn (100% Scottish Wool; 50g/164 yds): 6 (6, 7, 7, 8) (8, 9) Skeins MC & 3 (4, 4, 4, 5) (5, 6) Skeins CC. Use colors Curry & Black for the closest match to cardi images.
SIZE: XXS/XS (S, M, L, XL) (2XL, 3XL/4XL) Modeled with 2" of positive ease.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust - 29.8-32.7 (36.4, 39.3, 42.2, 45.1) (48, 51- 53.8)"
YARDAGE: 800-870 (970, 1045, 1120, 1200) (1275, 1360-1430) yds MC, 450-500 (550, 600, 650, 700) (750, 800-850) yds CC -OR- 1250-1370 (1520, 1645, 1770, 1900) (2025, 2160-2280) total yards
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate-Backwards Loop Cast-On, Seaming, Cable Cast-On
NEEDLES: Size US 4 / 3.5mm & US 3 / 3.25mm 28" or larger circular needles, & set Double Points in each size or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch Markers, Stitch holders or waste yarn, Tapestry Needle
GAUGE: 22 sts x 31 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch (blocked)
Images courtesy of Fogbound Knits