Flower Cardigan (adult version) by Ewelina Murach
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Flower Cardigan (adult version)

Knitting
June 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette st
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
3.5 mm (E)
1132 - 2040 yards (1035 - 1865 m)
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
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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.

The pattern has been tech edited by Rachel Brown/ porpoise.

Skills needed
Working in the round, increases, decreases, picking up sts, provisional cast on, short rows.

Sizes
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.

Gauge
(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

Yarn:
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
scrap yarn
3.5 mm (US size E) crochet hook
yarn needle
six 20 mm buttons

Take time to make a gauge swatch. Adjust needle size, if necessary.