My Black Cardigan by Cristina Ghirlanda
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My Black Cardigan

Knitting
January 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1843 - 2510 yards (1685 - 2295 m)
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X)
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My Black Cardigan is designed to be a comfy lounge cardigan that you would love to live into. It has an oversized fit and it comes with pockets. The body is worked in one piece from the bottom up and is divided at the armholes with fronts and back worked to the shoulders. After the shoulders are joined with a three-needle bind-off, stitches are picked up around the armhole and the sleeves are worked from the top down. Being worked mostly in Stockinette stitch, it is a perfect mindless knitting project.

MATERIALS

YARN

Fingering weight

Shown here: Colourmart Natural Fantasy 3/13nm Cashmere (100% Cashmere; 650 m/710 yds, 150 g/ 5.3 oz cone; color Deep Black): 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 4) cones

Yardage requirement: 1685 (1870, 1975, 2085, 2180, 2295) m / 1845 (2045, 2160, 2280, 2385, 2510) yds, including 10% allowance

NEEDLES

3 mm / 2.5 US, 80 cm / 32 inches or longer circular needle; adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.

3 mm / 2.5 US needles in your preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round, for the sleeves

2.5 mm / 1.5 US, 100 cm / 40 inches or longer circular needle, for the frontband

2.5 mm / 1.5 US needles in your preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round, for the cuffs

NOTIONS

7 buttons about 12 mm / 0.5 inch diameter; an extra needle for three-needle bind-off; stitch holder or waste yarn; stitch markers; yarn needle

SIZES

XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X)

Shown in XS, modeled with 48 cm / 19 inches positive ease.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Bust: 127 (137, 142, 148, 153.5, 160.5) cm / 50 (54, 56, 58.25, 60.5, 63) inches

This garment is intended to be worn with 45-50 cm / 17.75-19.75
inches positive ease. Alternatively, choose size by the sleeve top circumference, it should be approximately 5 cm / 2 inches larger than your upperarm circumference.

GAUGE

24 sts and 36 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stockinette stitch on larger needle, blocked.

24 sts and 45 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Seed stitch on smaller needle, blocked.

REQUIRED SKILLS

Decreases, increases, knitting in the round, picking up stitches, short-rows, three-needle bind-off