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Funky Grandpa


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This retro inspired cardigan has an ample and boxy shape - which is updated by it's extra long sleeves and fun stripes in different sequences. The deep feminine neckline and the use of blocks of colour add interest and enhance the overall shape by modernizing an otherwise traditional and masculine garment. It is completely seamless and worked almost in one piece, from the top down. The sleeves and the buttonband are done with short rows and by picking up stitches from the body. The resulting garment is very light and comfortable, since it is done out of fingering weight sock yarn. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY All techniques and methods are either explained in the pattern itself, or links are provided that point to web-tutorials. GAUGE 24.5sts and 34 rows in 10 cm/4" in Stocking stitch on 3,5mm/ US 4 needles, after blocking. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Sizing (body size) X-Small (31 inches or 78,5 cm bust), Small (34 inches or 86 cm), Medium (37 inches or 94cm), Large (40 inches or 101,5 cm) X-Large (43 inches or 109 cm) XX-Large (46 inches or 116 cm) 3XL (49 inches or 124,5 cm) 4XL (52 inches or 132 cm) (Shown in Size Small with 1 in./2,5cm positive ease at bust) PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Lana Grossa Meilenweit sock yarn. Schoppel-Wolle crazy Zauberball COLORWAY see materials

Supplies Needed

  • Yarn: 4(4,5,6,7,8,10,11) skeins of Lana Grossa Meilenweit 50 Uni/Solid (MC colourway 1104) or approximately 832(916,1073,1274,1514,1808,2093, 2452) yards or 761(838,981,1165,1384,1653,1914,2242) meters. 1 (1,1,1,1,2,2,2) skeins of Lana Grossa Meilenweit 100 Uni/Solid (black colourway 1106) or approximately 255(281,329,392,465,556,643,753) yards or 233(257,301,358,425,508,588,689) meters. 1 skein of Schoppel-Wolle crazy Zauberball (CC colourway la Strada dell Olivia) or approximately 161(177,208,247,294,351,407,477) yards or 147(162,190,226,269,321,372,436) meters. ...or any other fingering weight yarn (at 459 yards or 420m/100gr ) which gives you the gauge. Please keep in mind that yardage is an estimate.
  • Needles: 3mm/US3 and 3,5mm/US4 circular needles (at least 80 cm/31"long) . for cuff: 2,5mm/US1.5 DPNs for buttonband: 2mm/US0 and 3mm/US3 (extra long circular needle or 2 circular needles)
  • tapestry needle, stitch markers, stitch holders or smooth scrap yarn, 5-6 buttons

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La Maison Rililie Designs
La Maison Rililie Designs
I am quite taken by any combination of stripes and I love it when colour seems to give a whole new and unexpected shape to a project. And I like to think out of the box when creating a new design. It’s always so satisfying to explore new and easier/practical ways of construction… like solving a puzzle! I am also very interested in everything related to seamless construction, not really because I hate seaming so much... it is just that knitting becomes much more interesting when it gets three-dimensional! It's almost sculpting with yarn!!!