Dark Chocolate Truffle Cardigan by Nathalie O'Shea

Dark Chocolate Truffle Cardigan

Knitting
February 2012
kia ora rimu
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
4.0 mm (G)
980 - 1960 yards (896 - 1792 m)
33 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52)"

You will revel in the luxury of knitting and wearing this sumptuous possum-blend fiber. The simple lace pattern on this rich and heavenly sweater is enhanced by the soft halo effect of this magnificent yarn.

Note on the yarn: The published pattern calls for Kia Ora Rimu by Zealana, which the magazine has characterized as worsted weight. The yarn has undergone a rebranding since then; The Yarn Sisters (the source mentioned in the magazine) has assured me that the Zealana Performa Rimu DK linked here is the same yarn.

Skill level: Intermediate

Sizes: Women’s Extra Small (Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large, 2X)

Finished measurements:
Bust: 33 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52)“
Length: 19 (19, 20, 23, 24, 25)”

Materials

  • 6 (7, 8, 10, 11, 13) skeins Kia Ora Rimu by Zealana, 60% New Zealand merino, 40% New Zealand possum, (140 yds/40 g) in color A and one skein in color B
  • U.S. size 7 (4.5 mm) needles, or size required for gauge
  • U.S. size 6 (4mm) set of 2 DPNs (optional)
  • Stitch markers
  • Yarn needle
  • U.S. size G-6 (4.25mm) crochet hook

Gauge
20 sts and 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st using larger needles

Buttons are knitted using I-cord technique.

Written instructions only for the lace pattern.