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Willich, Germany

As I love knitting so much I decided a few years ago to spend more time with designing knitted garments and create the corresponding patterns. And that's what I do today most of the time. In the ...

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Fair Isle Cardigan 'Valentina'

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Fair Isle Cardigan 'Valentina'
Fair Isle Cardigan 'Valentina'
Fair Isle Cardigan 'Valentina'
Fair Isle Cardigan 'Valentina'
Fair Isle Cardigan 'Valentina'
Fair Isle Cardigan 'Valentina'

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit and purl
  • Basic knowledge in Fair Isle technique
  • kitchener stitch

Pattern Description:

This cardigan shows the fair isle knitting technique in less contrasting colours than usual. You work it in one piece from bottom up until beginning of raglan, then you work both sleeves first and at last bring all pieces together on your needle and work in one piece again until the end.

Both front parts are knitted in two colors, back part and sleeves are worked in main color only. The knitted on saddle shoulder combines back and front parts perfectly.

Bust circumferences: 39, 42 and 45 (100, 108 and 114 cm)
Length: 25, 25.5 and 26 (65, 66,5 and 67,5 cm)

This pattern contains a detailed written instruction as well as a clear pattern chart for each size. So it(tm)s your decision if you want to use the charts or if you prefer to work according the step by step instructions.

Gauge:

19 sts and 25 rows in 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • US sizes 6/8, 10/12 and 14/16
  • Bust circumferences: 39, 42 and 45 (100, 108 and 114 cm)
  • Length: 25, 25.5 and 26 (65, 66,5 and 67,5 cm)

Materials:

  • 1400 - 1700 yds of 10ply worsted yarn
  • I used malabrigo "Rios", 5 skeins of main color and 2 skeins of second color

You Will Also Need:

  • US 7 (4,5 mm) circular needles
  • US 7 (4,5 mm) double pointed needles
  • 2 buttons (20 mm diameter)
  • 8 stitch markers
  • sewing needle for kitchener stitch

Suggested yarn:

1400 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

malabrigo

Colorway:

#43 (plomo) and #49 (jupiter)