Cinnamon Girl Cardigan by Amy Christoffers

Cinnamon Girl Cardigan

December 2013
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Reverse Stockinette stitch
1200 - 1575 yards (1097 - 1440 m)
36, 39, 41, 44 1/2, 48, 50”
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The Cinnamon Girl Cardigan began with a conversation about the yarn. Jill Draper Makes Stuff Empire is a hand dyed 100% Rambouillet wool from New York state, its a bouncy round Aran weight that finds that perfect balance between rugged and softness. In short its the yarn you want for a ‘forever sweater’, the kind of sweater you reach for season after season, classic and cozy but with a few twists. Knit from the bottom up, this cardigan is nearly seamless (there is a short seam attaching the collar to the neck back).

A few notes on the sizing, the Cinnamon Girl Cardigan is imagined with a relaxed fit. The cardigan shown measures 39” and is shown worn with 3-4” of ease. There is 2” of overlap on the fronts so the amount of ease (positive or negative) is not as critical as with a more fitted style of garment. I would not recommend more than 4” of positive ease (larger than your actual measurements) or 1” of negative ease (smaller than your actual measurements) but anything in between is a matter of personal preference. Measure a few favorite garments across the underarm and across the hip before deciding which size to make if you are unsure.

Finished Measurements
36, 39, 41, 44 1/2, 48, 50” finished hip circumference.

1200 (1275, 1350, 1425, 1500, 1575) yards Aran Weight yarn
Shown here:
Jill Draper Makes Stuff Empire (100% wool; 1280 yd 1170 m/4 oz): Deerskin

Body and Sleeves: Size US 8 (5 mm): 24” circular or straight needles.
Edging: US 5 (3.75 mm): 24” circular needles.
Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions required
Markers, cable needle, waste yarn for stitch holders, spare needle, tapestry needle.

16 sts and 22 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Reverse St st on larger needles.
18 sts and 22 rows = 4” in pattern measured after blocking.