Carrington by Amy Palmer

Carrington

Knitting
July 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in pattern stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1417 - 2834 yards (1296 - 2591 m)
32 [36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56] inches
This pattern is available for free.

SIZE
XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X]
shown in size 48 inches/122 cm with 0 inches/0 cm of ease

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust (closed): 32 [36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56] inches/ 81.5 [91.5, 101.5, 112, 122, 132, 142] cm
Length: 23 [23.5, 24, 25.5, 26, 27.5, 27.75] inches/ 58.5 [59.5, 61, 65, 66, 70, 70.5] cm

Yarn
Berroco Cotolana [47% wool, 47% cotton, 6% nylon; 109 yds/100 m per 50g skein]; #3524 Cypress; 13 [15, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26] balls

Recommended needle size
[always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below - every knitter’s gauge is unique]
US #7/4.50mm needles for working flat

Notions
2 st markers
1 stitch holder
yarn needle

GAUGE
17 stitches x 24 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in pattern stitch

PATTERN NOTES
This garment was designed with approximately 2–4 inches/5-10 cm of ease. Please take this into consideration when selecting your size.

I have to confess, I’m generally not much of a cardigan wearer (or knitter). I prefer the surrounding coziness of pullovers and the air of mystery they can lend — is she wearing her pajamas underneath that? (Probably.)

I wanted a garment knit out of this lovely orange shade of Berroco Cotolana, but also wanted to avoid looking like a pumpkin or carrot (or any other food-related item, really). So I dreamed up this cardigan that combines the all-encompassing coziness of a sweater with enough visual space to avoid looking entirely orange. The fronts overlap quite comfortably, so they can be closed with a shawl pin if desired, but they also hang nicely in a way that flatters all body shapes. The stitch pattern is simple but interesting enough to keep the knitting from being boring.

Now all I need is a pajama top that can pass as work-appropriate and I’m set.