Flower Cardigan (adult version)
Flower Cardigan has an unusual construction - it starts from a hexagon-shaped upper back and is worked from the centre of the flower motif outwards. The cardigan is seamless: back and fronts are worked in one piece, then raglan sleeves are knitted onto the body. Fronts are shaped with short rows. Sleeve and body length can be adjusted.
If you need help, a thread dedicated to this pattern has been created in Ewelina Murach Designs group on Ravelry (here). You can ask questions and show off photos of your project there.
Children’s version is available here.
Working in the round, increases, decreases, picking up sts, provisional cast on, short rows.
Finished bust circumference: 79 (83.5, 88, 92, 96, 100.5, 105, 113, 117.5, 126, 134.5) cm/ 31 (32.75, 34.5, 36.25, 38, 39.5, 41.25, 44.5, 46.25, 49.5, 53) in. Shown in size 100.5 cm/ 39.5 in, with 2 in of negative ease at bust and 1 in of positive ease at hips.
After blocking, finished hip circumference will become 5-7 cm/ 2-3 in larger than chest circumference. The cardigan is designed to be worn either with no ease or very little positive ease at bust, otherwise the hip section will be too large. If your bust circumference is the same as, or larger than your hip circumference, choose a size with negative ease at bust.
(measured after blocking)
St st: 22 sts and 30 rows = 10 cm/ 4 in, with 4 mm needle(s)
I-cord BO: 17 rows = 10 cm/ 4 in, with 4 mm needle
1035 (1110, 1160, 1225, 1275, 1360, 1435, 1545, 1610, 1750, 1865) m/ 1140 (1220, 1275, 1350, 1400, 1500, 1580, 1700, 1770, 1925, 2050) yds of smooth DK wool with good stitch definition. Shown in Madelinetosh Tosh DK (100% merino, col. Well Water, 206 m/ 225 yds per 100g). Use yarn that blocks well - 100% wool will work best.
Needles and notions:
4 mm (US size 6) circular needles, 40-120 cm/ 16-47 in long
one 3.5 mm (US size 4) circular needle 120 cm/ 47 in long
one set of 4 mm (US size 6) DPNs
removable st markers
3.5 mm (US size E) crochet hook
six 20 mm buttons
Take time to make a gauge swatch. Adjust needle size, if necessary.