Top down and seamless, Menet has a garter slip stitch pattern on the yoke in three alternating colours and a plain, stocking stitch body. The neck, body and sleeve edges are knitted in moss stitch.
The Menet cardigan makes quite a good cross season knit. The pattern has options for either short or long sleeves.
Size: Pattern covers finished chest sizes 20,22,24,26,28,320 inches / 50,56,61,66,71,76 cm.
Materials: DK or sport weight yarn that knits to the correct gauge/tension.
You will need approximately: 200,250,350,400,450 meters / 220,270,330,380,440, 500 yds yarn in Main shade for the short sleeved version or
340,400,460,520,580,640 meters / 370,437,503,568,634,699 yards for the long sleeved version.
and approx. 60,70,80,90,100,110 m /65,76,87,98,109,120 yds in each of two contrasting colours for either the long or short sleeved versions.
Gauge/ Tension: 6 sts per inch /2.5 cm in stocking stitch on larger needle.
and 6 sts per inch/2.5 cm in moss stitch on smaller needle.
Needles: 3.75mm/US 5 circular needle 60 cm long for smaller sizes, 80 cm long for larger sizes – or - size to give you required gauge. Two 3.5 mm/ US4 circular needles for working edgings – or – needles one size smaller than your gauge needle.
For the long sleeved version you will also need needles for knitting the sleeves in whatever combination you prefer for knitting small diameters in the round, ie. dpns or two circulars.
The sizes listed on the pattern are finished chest sizes. I would recommend knitting a size 2″/5cm larger than the actual chest size you want, to allow for ease of movement and a little growing room, perhaps more depending on how much growing room you want.
The adult version of this pattern is called Hathor