Warm Sheep is a combination of comfort, structure and elegance. It features a slightly tailored silhouette and is designed to sit 1.5” above widest part of hip. If you knit this in a dark color and use subdued buttons, it can even be worn as casual office attire. Thumbholes add charm and warmth! This cardigan is worked top down seamlessly using the modified version of the Contiguous Method by Susie M.
Cascade Ecological Wool is a wonderfully sheepy, warm and earthy yarn, not too mention it wears like iron. If substituting yarns, please swatch to determine correct gauge. Errata: Body hem should be k1(p2,k2) to end.
Kit includes pdf & printed pattern, button selection and yarn. Please add your button preference to "Notes" at checkout for faster delivery (Kit does not include button #0728H44). For yarn winding services, click here.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Ecological Wool by Cascade Yarns (100% Wool; 250g/428yds): 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4) Skeins.
ALTERNATE YARN: Falkland Chunky by Queensland Collection (100% Falkland Island Wool; 100g/131 yds): 7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) Skeins. This organic bulky weight yarn comes from the famed Falkland Islands, known for its humane treatment of sheep, their pristine fleeces and the resulting soft yarn. Falkland Chunky is an easy care yarn that uses GOTS certified processes to prevent felting without the harsh chemicals or plastics used to make superwash yarn. PRE-ORDER now available in all colors. Please allow at least 7 business days for your pre-order to arrive at your location.
ALTERNATE YARN: Chunky by Malabrigo (100% Merino Wool; 100g/104 yds): 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 15) Skeins. Peruvian Merino Wool in beautiful variegated colors by Malabrigo. PRE-ORDER now available in some colors. Please contact us so that we may verify shipping time frames before your purchase.
SIZE: XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL). Modeled with 1" negative ease.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust- 31 (34, 37, 40, 43, 46)"
Bottom width (hits about 1.5-2” above hip): 32 (34, 37, 40.33, 44”, 46.75)"
Sleeve Length (from armhole): 20.5 (21, 21.25, 21.5, 22, 22.25)"
Underarm to hem length: 13.8 (14.15, 14.25, 14.25, 15, 15.25)"
Armhole depth: 6 (6.6, 7.3, 8.15, 8.85, 9.21)”
YARDAGE: 874-1500 yds
SKILL LEVEL: Easy to Intermediate
NEEDLES: Size US 7 / 4.5mm, Size US 8 / 5mm, & Size 9 / 5.5mm 24-36" circular needles (depending on size) & set Double Points in each size, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: stitch markers, Tapestry Needle, Stitch Holders or waste yarn, sewing needle & yarn to sew on buttons, 7 buttons measuring 1-1.5" in diameter
GAUGE: 15 sts x 23 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch on larger needles
Cardigan Images courtesy of SweaterFreak Knits. Yarn Images by Yarn Loop & O-Wool.