Birch Cardigan

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Birch Cardigan Pattern

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Knitting: Birch Cardigan
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

Category:

Knitting

Type:

Clothing

Fit:

Women

Item:

Sweater

Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit and purl
  • Work flat and in the round
  • Cast on and bind off
  • Know basic lace stitches, e.g. k2tog and yo.
  • Crochet a chain

Pattern Description:

A simple but striking top down cardigan with set in sleeves. Understated and elegant, with beautiful lace panels at the front, simple garter stitch edgings and three-quarter length sleeves. The cardigan is worked down from the shoulders in three sections (back, right front and left front) then joined in the round to make armholes. The rest of the body is worked flat down to the hem. Stitches are picked up round the armholes for the sleeves, and picked up from the two fronts and neck for the button band. The cardigan is fastened with three mother-of-pearl buttons. The pattern gives 10 sizes, to fit a 32 ( 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 48, 52, 56)" bust.

Gauge:

19 sts and 28 rows = 4" in stocking stitch.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Bust: 32 ( 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 48, 52, 56)" Armpit to hem: 20 (20.5, 21, 21.5, 22, 22.5, 23, 24, 25, 26)" Shoulder to armpit: 7 (7.5, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11, 11.5)" Shoulder to hem: 27 (28, 29.5, 30.5, 31.5, 32.5, 33.5, 35, 36, 37.5)" Around top of sleeve: 12 (12.5, 14, 15, 16.5, 17.5, 18.5, 20, 21, 22)" Sleeve length: 16.5 (16.5, 17, 17, 17.5, 17.5, 18, 18, 18.5, 18.5)"

Materials:

  • Yarn: Rowan Wool Cotton 7 (7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15) 50g balls. Total meterage: 695 (755, 815, 880, 955, 1030, 1110, 1270, 1415, 1590)m Total yardage: 765 ( 830, 895, 965, 1050, 1135, 1220, 1395, 1550, 1745) yards.
  • Needles: One 4.5mm / US 7 40" circular needle, and either one 4.5mm / US 7 16" circular needle or four 4.5mm / US 7 double pointed needles (dpns).

You Will Also Need:

  • Yarn in contrasting colour, 6 detachable stitch markers, spare 40" circular needles (size 4.5mm / US 7 or smaller), 4.5mm / US 7 (or slightly larger) crochet hook.

Suggested yarn:

765 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Rowan Wool Cotton

About Designer

About Designer

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I'm a knitting and spinning obsessive. Too stubborn to follow a knitting pattern so started making up my own! I'm a total maths geek too (hence the shop name, it's a reference to Fermat's Little Theorem). Finished my PhD in Algebraic Geometry in the summer and now I'm training to be a maths teacher in beautiful Edinburgh. The dream is to one day own my own wool shop or rare breed sheep farm, ...

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