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Anora is an a-line shaped, open-style cardigan with seamless top-down raglan construction and features a gradient striping pattern at the bottom. A total of 4 colors will be needed (in worsted-weight): your main color and then 3 additional for the stripes and front bands. If you want to replicate a similar gradient-look, your main color should be the lightest and then each additional color should be a bit darker than the previous. Or, simply have fun playing with color and combine 4 shades together that you like. This is a great beginner sweater pattern that combines lots of basic sweater techniques: knitting from the top-down, adding stripes, picking up stitches and working short rows (to shape the shawl collar). Anora is an open-style cardigan meaning the front bands are not designed to overlap in the front (but can be stretched a bit and secured with a shawl pin or clasp if you like). The pattern does provide some notes though on a modification you can do to have the fronts overlap if you prefer. The a-line shape gives Anora a 'swing' feel as it floats away at your hips, a great shape on many body types. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Basic pattern reading skills Knit Purl Cast-on Bind-off GAUGE 18 sts & 26 rws = 4" in St st SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 33.75 (36, 39, 42.25, 45.25, 48.5, 51.5, 54.25)" PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Quince & Co Owl

Recommended with this pattern

  • US 7 DPNs (or you can use the 32"circular for the magic loop method for sleeves)
  • Worsted-weight yarn (approx. yardage for each color given below), shown in Owl by Quince & Co (50% wool, 50% alpaca; 50g = 120 yds)
  • Color A (shown in Abyssinian): 580 (624, 670, 716, 762, 822, 868, 920) yds; 5 (6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) skeins

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Elizabeth Smith
Elizabeth Smith
I’m Elizabeth Smith and designing knitting patterns is my passion. I strive to create simple, modern designs and write patterns for them that are easy to follow and fun to knit. They are written with the beginner knitter in mind, providing lots of detailed instructions. I provide pattern support for all my designs so feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions-I love to help and make sure my customers enjoy the knitting process (not to mention the finished piece!)