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Nyx Cardigan

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Nyx Cardigan
Nyx Cardigan
Nyx Cardigan
Nyx Cardigan
Nyx Cardigan
Nyx Cardigan

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • simple decreases
  • simple increases

Pattern Description:

Nyx (Greek for "night", dark like the jet colored yarn) is an asymmetric cardigan inspired by the look of a classic motorcycle jacket. A softened version of the leather perfecto, Nyx features a ribbed collar, long sleeves, and a little pocket for tucking away your winter essentials. The look of the sweater can easily be changed by how it is buttoned and whether the collar is worn standing up or folded down. Construction is simple: Nyx is knit from the top down in one piece with a raglan yoke and waist shaping at the sides. The button bands are worked along with the rest of the piece, making for minimal finishing work.

Gauge:

19 sts & 24 rows = 4"/ 10 cm in Stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Women's XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL) = finished bust: 28.25 (32.5, 36.25, 40.5, 43.75, 47.5, 51.75, 55.5)"/ 72 (82.5, 92, 103, 111, 120.5, 131.5, 141) cm
  • Finished length from base of collar to hem: 19.25 (19.75, 20.25, 20.75, 21.5, 22.75, 23.5, 23.75)"/ 49 (50, 51.5, 52.5, 54.5, 58, 59.5, 60.5) cm

Materials:

  • Cascade 220 Heathers (100% Wool; 220 yds / 201 m per 100g); 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins in color #4002 Jet, or 735 (845, 945, 1055, 1140, 1235, 1345, 1445) yds/ 670 (775, 865, 965, 1040, 1130, 1230, 1320) m of a worsted weight wool yarn
  • US 6 (4 mm) circular needle, 32-60"/ 80-150 cm long, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Same size needles preferred for working a small circumference in the round (e.g. circular long enough for Magic Loop, dpns)

You Will Also Need:

  • 4 stitch markers
  • 10 (10, 10, 10, 11, 11, 12, 12) 1"/ 23 mm-diameter buttons
  • Needle and coordinating thread
  • Scrap yarn
  • Tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

735 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Cascade 220 Heathers

Colorway:

#4002 Jet


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Knitwear designer (you can find my work in Knitty -- the Citron Shawlette -- Knitscene magazine, Twist Collective, and "Brave New Knits") and mama. You can read my knitting "epic" at ...

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