Amandine Cardigan by alfa knits

Amandine Cardigan

September 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1148 - 2078 yards (1050 - 1900 m)
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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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 ¾ 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.

What you’ll need
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)

  • (a few more 3,5 or 4mm (US 4 or 6) circular needles for the garter stitch bands) 4 mm (US6) straight needles (optional) 6 markers

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.

Stitch count in row 31 for M-size should be 140 sts