Ivar by Anne Hanson


April 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1550 - 3020 yards (1417 - 2761 m)
35½ (38½, 41¼, 44¼) (47¼, 50, 53) (55¾, 58¾, 61¾)" circumference at chest (buttoned)
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An airy cardigan with styling borrowed from men’s wear is a modern ideal for the transitional seasons. Worked in Loft at a loose gauge and blocked to drape beautifully, this weightless layering piece conveys simplicity without sacrificing smart details. The tunic length, deep ribbing, and vertical rivulets of twisted stitches flatter a variety of figures. Seamed construction adds stability to the light fabric and puts the cherry on this cardigan’s professional good looks.


All pieces of this garment are knit flat, bottom-up, and seamed; ribbed neck and button bands are picked up and knit to finish the edges.

1550 (1700, 1840, 2005) (2145, 2340, 2485) (2685, 2850, 3020) yards of fingering weight wool yarn

6 (7, 7, 8) (8, 9, 10) (10, 11, 11) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)

Photographed in color Faded Quilt

22 stitches & 36 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
20-stitch panel from chart measures 3” wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Size A (for Main Fabric):
One pair of straight needles or a 32” circular needle* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Size B (for Ribbing):
One pair of straight needles and/or a 32” (or longer) circular needle, three sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 3¼ mm (US 3)

Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used. For button bands (Size B), a circular needle is required.

35½ (38½, 41¼, 44¼) (47¼, 50, 53) (55¾, 58¾, 61¾)“ circumference at chest (buttoned)
Sample shown is size 38½” with +3” ease on model

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Please note: the stitch patterns used for this garment include written as well as charted instructions.