The oversized fit of the Rosemont Cardigan makes it an everyday favorite. The compound raglan mimics some of the sleeve cap shaping found with a set-in sleeve construction, which contributes to a comfortable fit. Comfort is also found in using a squishy worsted weight yarn. The pattern was rewritten for Home & Away to removed the dreaded "at the same time" section with clearer instructions for the top down seamless version.
This pictured sweater is from Home & Away: Knits for Everyday Adventures by Hannah Fettig of Knitbot and is knitted seamless from the top down. If you prefer seamed knits, a second set of instructions is included to knit the cardigan in pieces. This will yield the same result. For more on why you might choose one construction method over the other, see page 40 of the book. In both versions, the bands are picked up and knitted last.
If you are in-between sizes, Hannah suggests sizing down for an open cardigan like this one. When choosing your size it is always a good idea to check your actual body measurements against all the measurements given in the pattern schematic.
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DESIGNER RECOMMENDED DK YARN: Terra by Fibre Company (40% Baby Alpaca / 40% Merino Wool / 20% Silk; 100g/196yds): 6 (7, 8, 8) (9, 10, 11, 12) Skeins. Terra is a slubby, single ply yarn with a great shine and nice drape. This Aran weight yarn gives the finished garment a tweedlike texture. It is lusciously soft and wonderful to knit.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED SPORT YARN: Lark by Quince & Co. (100% Wool; 50g/134yds): 9 (10, 11, 12) (13, 14, 16, 17) Skeins. Lark is a plied, worsted weight yarn.
ALTERNATE YARN: Rios by Malabrigo (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 100g/210yds): 6 (7, 7, 8) (9, 9, 10, 11) Skeins. Use Rios for lots of tonal variation and extra softness against the skin. The kettle-dyeing process gives the yarn so much depth and movement. Please buy enough yarn to complete your pattern. Each dye lot can very greatly from the next.
ALTERNATE YARN: NatureSpun Worsted by Brown Sheep Co. (100% Wool; 100g/245yds) 5 (6, 6, 7) (8, 8, 9, 9) Skeins. This yarn most closely matches Lark. It is grown and made in the USA and is available in a huge color selection! This is a wonderful yarn for a limited budget. We have the following colors in stock for all sizes as well: Ash, French Clay, Bold Sangria, Limestone & Amethyst which will ship immediately.
NEEDLES: Size US 9 / 5.5mm 32" circular needles & set Double Points as well as US 7 / 4.5mm 32" circular needles & set Double Points, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch Markers, Stitch Holders or waste yarn, tapestry needle
SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Beginner
GAUGE: 17 sts & 26 rows = 4" in Stockinette Stitch on larger needles
SIZE: S (M, L, XL) (2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL) modeled with 1.5" positive ease
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust 34 (37.75, 41.5, 45.25) (49, 52.75, 56.5, 60.25)"
YARDAGE: 1175 (1300, 1425, 1575) (1725, 1850, 2025, 2175) yds
Cardigan images courtesy of Daniel Hudson Photography