Starting February 1, we’ll be knitting Navona in a KAL in the Woolly Mammoth Knits Ravelry Group! If you’d like to join us, please check out the Ravelry thread here: Navona KAL. There is a 30% off discount for KAL participants, details for which can be found in the KAL thread. Happy knitting!
Navona is a top-down, seamless cardigan full of stripey goodness. When I began to work on this cardigan I asked myself what I would want to wear sitting on an outdoor terrace in a piazza in Rome, sipping a cappuccino while it is still a bit cool outside: the answer is Navona. Directly beneath the raglan yoke the contrasting stripes begin. Wide stripes grow increasingly narrower, while the main color stripes become wider. Navona features delicate moss stitch detailing on the hem and on the cuffs of the three-quarter-length sleeves as well as a wide shawl collar and button band. The relaxed fit and slight A-line shaping under the bust flatter any shape. Knit in a fingering weight yarn, Navona is the perfect project for delicious hand-dyed sock yarns; I used Malabrigo Sock.
Bust: 34 (36, 40, 44, 47, 52, 55.5) inches or 86.5 (91.5, 101.5, 112, 119.5, 132, 141) cm. Designed to be worn with 1-2 inches or 2.5-5cm of ease.
Length: 21.5 (22.25, 23.5, 24.5, 25.25, 25.25, 25.25) inches or 54.5 (56.5, 59.5, 62, 64, 64, 64) cm.
Fingering weight yarn, amounts per size similar to amounts listed above for the cardigan pictured. Approximate yardage MC: 710 (770, 900, 1050, 1140, 1270, 1360) yds or 650 (705, 825, 960, 1045, 1160, 1245) m. CC: 270 (300, 360, 410, 470, 510, 550) yds or 245 (275, 330, 375, 430, 465, 505) m., 1 set US #5/3.75mm double-point needles or size needed to obtain gauge, 29-inch (or larger) US #5/3.75mm circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge, 2 buttons with a diameter of approximately 1 inch / 2.5mm, 4 stitch markers.
2 stitch holders or scrap yarn, 2 safety pins or split stitch markers to mark button placement (alternatively use the stripe pattern to guide button placement as described in the shawl collar and button band section), darning needle.