This versatile sleeveless cardigan from the book Texture by Erika Knight is worked in slip-stitch brioche rib. The stitches are deflected left and right to create interesting and refined vertical and diagonal lines, textures and patterns on the back. The fronts, in contrast, are knitted in K1, P1 rib and slip-stitch brioche with mock pockets, extended and shaped armholes and integral selvedge front bands to create a clean edge-to-edge front that is tied with a rib belt.
Book Knitting Kit includes Texture by Erika Knight (pattern inside) and yarn.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Gossypium Cotton by Erika Knight (100% Cotton; 50g/109yds): 13 (14, 15, 16) Skeins. Shown in color Milk.
ALTERNATE YARN: Verano by Malabrigo (100% Pima Cotton; 100g/205 yds): 7 (8, 8, 9) Skeins. Variegated pure cotton yarn with a matte finish.
ALTERNATE YARN: Cotton Fleece Worsted by Brown Sheep Co. (80% Pima Cotton / 20% Wool; 100g/215 yds): 7 (8, 8, 9) Skeins. Durable, strong, and wonderful to knit. Wool content gives slight springiness to finished garment. PRE-ORDER now available in any color. Please allow at least 10 business days for your order to arrive at your location.
SIZE: S (M, L, XL) Shown with 7" positive ease.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust- 14 (44, 47.25, 50.5)" x Length - 24.75 (26, 27, 28.25)"
YARDAGE: approximately 1417 (1526, 1635, 1744) yds
SKILL LEVEL: Advanced - Brioche combined with shaping
NEEDLES: Size US 3 / 3.25mm 40" or larger circular needle, US 5 / 3.75mm 40" or larger circular needle, or needle size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch markers, Stitch holders or waste yarn, Tapestry needle
GAUGE: 22 sts x 34 rows = 4" in Brioche Rib Pattern on larger needle, after steaming.
Cardigan Images courtesy of India Hobson