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amandine cardigan


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If you're in for some surprising construction, this one is for you. It's kind a' fun to start a cardigan with only 9 stitches. Amandine is a lightweight, open, drapey cardigan with a very, very unusual construction and 3/4 or long sleeves. It can easily be closed with a shawl pin. It is worked seamlessly, in the round from the shoulders downwards and sideways with invisibly worked sleeve insets. It is preferable to work with two different colors or with a semi-solid kettledyed yarn, that shows off the unique construction. It is called amandine, because it's basic shape looks like an almond (amande in french). Best with some positive ease for a drapey look. Techniques used Alle techniques used (Turkish cast-on, 3 needle bind-off,...) are explained in full detail with illustrations. The start might be a bit challenging, but after that it's a quite easy knit. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY provisional cast-on (explained in the pattern) Turkish cast-on (explained) 3 needle bind-off (explained) GAUGE 24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS XS-S, S-M, M, L, XL, XXL finished measurements bust : 34.5, 36, 39, 41.5, 46.5, 51 (88, 92, 100, 106, 118, 130 cm)

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  • Yardage depends on length of sleeves and body. Yardage as pictured length and 3/4 sleeves : 1050/1100/1200/1500/1700/1900)m (1150/1200/1300/1650/1850/2100 yards) fingering /3 or 4ply (If you use 2 colors: foresee 2/3 main color and 1/3 contrasting color)
  • 4 mm circular needle (US 6) or double pointed needles (dpns)
  • + (a few more 3,5 or 4mm (US 4 or 6) circular needles for the garter stitch bands)

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I am a graphic designer with a weakness for everything that's handmade, especially textile- and yarnrelated. I have always been designing all kinds of things : clothes, knitwear, small furniture ... I like to experiment with shapes and textures, always searching for a different approach of constructing a garment. What appeals to me most is using common stitches (knit and purl) and simple, well-thought, clean shapes to make up a design. Most of my patterns are written with charts, illustrations and diagrams (graphics, he he ;).