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I am a programmer by day and a knitting designer by night. Even though the sweater days are so few in Bangalore, I still knit and design knitwear with the hope of living in a colder city ...

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Grown-up Hira

from Affiknity Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Grown-up Hira
Grown-up Hira
Grown-up Hira
Grown-up Hira
Grown-up Hira
Grown-up Hira

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • increases, decreases, knitting in round, slip stitches

Pattern Description:

Hira is light and breezy and is great for layering on a cold summer evening. It can be worn over a pretty evening dress or make it casual by pairing with jeans and a tee. The beads on the collar and the sleeves jazz up the cardigan turning the simple cardigan into a special-occasion-wear..

Hira is knit from the top-down with raglan sleeves. After the body-sleeves split, the body is worked flat with waist shaping. Sleeves are knit in the round. Stitches for the collar are picked and worked flat, knit to the double the width with a garter ridge, over which the collar gets folded and sewn in place. Don't worry, the sewing is on the wrong side, so not publicly visible at all.

Grown-up Hira is women's version of Hira, so you can make a mother-daughter cardigan if you like.

Finished chest sizes: 34, 36, 38.5, 40, 42, 44, 48, 52 inches
The cardigan is intended to be worn with no ease or 1" of positive ease. In the photos, the model is 36" bust and the cardigan's finished chest size is 36".

Even though the pattern does not include instructions for full sleeves, it is easy to customize since sleeves are knit top down.

Pashmina is wonderful to knit with and has the right amount of 'sproing' and drape to make this lightweight cardigan.


22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, post blocking

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished chest sizes: 34, 36, 38.5, 40, 42, 44, 48, 52 inches


  • US 6 4mm circular needle
  • US 6 4mm DPNs

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers
  • Stitch Holders
  • Beads, optional

Suggested yarn:

3000 yards of Sport weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Madelinetosh Pashmina


Winter Wheat

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