Boxwood Cardigan by Kelli Slack

Boxwood Cardigan

Knitting
August 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1100 - 1400 yards (1006 - 1280 m)
36, 38, 40, 42, 44 inch chest

It’s the little details that make a Boxwood garden special. Properly trimmed hedges, tidy lines, and of course a lovely green boxwood. This lace sleeve cardigan embodies the best bits of a boxwood hedge. Strong geometric lace lines, a top-down raglan with little seaming, a short-row shawl collar, and buttons make this gorgeous green yarn pop. This sweater is meant to be worn with 1 inch of ease, but feel free to adjust the ease by knitting a larger or smaller size or adjusting your needle size to alter your gauge.

This pattern is meant for adventurous novice knitters to experienced knitters and all those in-between. Please read the entire pattern before beginning.

Yarn: Seneca DK, Citronella, 50% Alpaca and 50% Merino, approximately 350 yards per skein, 3, (3, 4, 4, 4) skeins needed, approximately 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400 yards needed

Needle: US 5 (3.75 mm) Signature circulars and double pointed needles or needles to obtain gauge

Gauge: 5 stitches per inch (spi) and 7 rows per inch (rpi) OR 20 stitches & 28 rows to 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette

Size: M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL, (36”, 38”, 40”, 42”, 44” bust)

To alter the size: Adjust your gauge to increase or decrease the size of the cardigan as needed.

Notions: buttons, tapestry needle, thread