Cinnamon Girl Cardigan
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.
36, 39, 41, 44 1/2, 48, 50” finished hip circumference.
1200 (1275, 1350, 1425, 1500, 1575) yards Aran Weight yarn
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.
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.