Firkant is a lightweight, raglan cardigan knit back and forth on one circular needle from the neck to the hem (top down). Sleeves are put on stitch holders after the yoke is complete and knit in the round down to the cuff. Front and neck bands are picked up and knit in single rib, back and forth with buttonholes.
This is an intermediate knitting pattern and requires the following skills to complete:
Knitting flat, knitting in the round, increasing, decreasing, simple lace, picking up stitches, buttonholes, cable cast on, provisional cast on
Small (Medium, Large, Extra Large)
Finished bust circumference of 34” (38”, 42”, 46”)
Finished length of 21.25” (22”, 22.5”, 23.25”) from top of shoulder to hem.
Intended to have 1” to 2” of positive ease
9 (9, 9, 9) 5/8” (16mm) buttons
2 stitch holders
9 removable stitch markers (4 of one color and 5 a different color). You need to be able to remove 5 of the stitch markers from the cord of your needle not slipping them off the end.
6.25 sts x 9 rows = 1” in stockinette stitch and chequerboard lace pattern (25sts x 36row = 4”) on US3 (3.25mm) needles