This beautiful cardigan from Knitted Wizardry was designed by the famous Mari Chiba. She says, "I love all of the beautiful knitted sweaters and accessories in the movies inspired by the Harry Potter series of books. It takes a lot of wool to keep off the damp chill of the British winters and especially in a drafty old castle! Ginny’s Cardigan features owls on the back—the owls’ eyes peer out and look for any mischief. The small pockets in the front are mostly decorative but could be used to hold something small and important."
Kit includes Knitting Wizardry (pattern inside), 8 buttons, and selected yarn. For yarn winding services, click here. Please add button selection to "Notes" at checkout or email after purchase.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Woodland by Classic Elite Yarns (65% Wool / 35% Nettle Cellulose; 50g/131yds): 7 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13) Skeins. This yarn has been discontinued. Please select from any of the following.
ALTERNATE YARN: Silk Blend by Manos del Uruguay (70% Extra Fine Merino Wool / 30% Silk; 50g/150yds): 6 (7, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11) Skeins. Single ply with beautiful sheen and strength with the bounce of fine merino wool. PRE-ORDER now available in all colors. Please contact us prior to placing your order for color availability, and allow at least 10 business days for shipping your pre-order to your location.
ALTERNATE YARN: Luma by Fibre Company (50% Merino Wool / 25% Organic Cotton / 15% Linen / 10% Silk; 50g/137yds): 7 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) Skeins. Plied for extra durability and available in a beautiful array of solid colors. PRE-ORDER now available in all colors. Please contact us prior to placing your order for color availability, and allow at least 10 business days for shipping your pre-order to your location.
ALTERNATE YARN: Arroyo by Malabrigo (100% Superwash Merino Wool: 100g/330yds): 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins. Kettle-dyed with subtle to strong variegations on soft merino wool that has been treated to prevent felting. Please swatch as this yarn will have more stretch than the others.
SIZE: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust (buttoned)- 28.25 (32.25, 36.25, 40.25, 44.25, 28.25, 52.25)"
YARDAGE: 855 (917, 1048, 1179, 1310, 1441, 1650)yds
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
NEEDLES: Size US 4 / 3.5mm 32" circular needle & set Double Points, US 6 / 4mm 32" Circular needle & set Double Points, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch Markers, Stitch holders, Tapestry Needle & 1" buttons (x8)
GAUGE: 20 sts x 26 rows = 4" in Stockinette Stitch on larger needles
There is an error in the stitch count in the second to last Dec Row under Yoke before the Finishing section. It should say:
Dec row (RS) K1, ssk, knit to m, sl m, work charted patt as established to m, sl m, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1—2 sts dec’d. Work 1 WS row even in patt. Rep last 2 rows 3 more times—20 (26, 30, 36, 40, 45, 51) sts rem each side of m.
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