Hanah is an open front cardigan with horizontal and vertical stripes. It is knit in different directions; thus you are working with just one color in a row. The hems, edges and the neckband are also worked in stockinette stitch either as selvedge stitch or as a folded hem depending on the knitting direction. You may add a temporary closure like a decorative stickpin or a permanent but nearly invisible one, e.g. a hook and eye or a snap.
This pattern is part of the eBook 2ways, which features six designs using natural European merino yarns of de rerum natura. Five out of six items may be worn in two ways, either because of their stitch patterns or their construction. The sixth one is worked in different directions.
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL) with finished bust size 76 (86, 97, 107, 117, 127) cm/30” (34”, 38”, 42”, 46”, 50”)
(Bust size = double back width)
This cardigan is intended to be worn with 0-5 cm/0-2” positive ease.
Sample is shown in size L on a dress form with bust size 102 cm/40” and 5 cm/2” positive ease.
MC: 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins de rerum natura Ulysse or approx. 800 (870, 960, 1070, 1180, 1290) meters/875 (950, 1050, 1170, 1290, 1410) yards Sport Weight Yarn.
CC: 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1) skein de rerum natura Ulysse approx. 65 (70, 75, 80, 90, 100) meters/71 (77, 82, 88, 99, 110) yards Sport Weight Yarn.
Sample shown in colorway Granit (MC) and colorway Sel (CC).
Each knitter knits differently, therefore yardage is an estimate.
22 sts x 32 rows = 10 cm/4”, in stockinette stitch with needle 3.25 mm/US3 after washing and blocking
Take time to check gauge and adjust needle size if necessary to get gauge.
It is essential for this pattern to get at least the same ratio from sts to rows because the cardigan is knit in two directions.
Two 3.00 mm/US2½ circular needles 80 cm/32“ (for folded hems)
3.25 mm/US3 circular needle 80 cm/32”
1 stitch marker, waste yarn for provisional CO and to hold stitches, tapestry needle.
CO: Provisional CO, Cable CO,knit and purl stitches,
decreases: k2tog, p2tog, ssk,
increases: M1L, M1R, M1lp, M1Rp,
short Rows: w&t,
pick up sts from rows, around neck and armhole, BO: Purl Decrease BO, Three-Needle-BO.
Pattern has been tech edited and test knitted.