New Concetta Cardigan
October 2011 Update: Pattern has been re-released! “New Concetta” is now available.
Here are the updates made to New Concetta:
The gauge is more inline with typical worsted weight gauge (4.5 stitches & 6 rows = 1”/2.5 cm)
The armhole is not as deep and exaggerated as the original pattern--it’s still roomy but I think the fit is much better now
It features one large button instead of two--because the button is so large, I personally liked the look of just one but if you wanted two it would be very easy to adjust the pattern
The pattern layout and format are now more inline with my current style
New Concetta has top-down raglan construction and is worked in one piece. Sleeves are split at the underarms and the body is worked in one piece to the hem. Sleeve sts are then transferred to smaller circular needles and worked in the round to the cuff (with slight bell-shaping). Stitches are picked up and worked in 2x2 Rib to create the neck ribbing and button bands. Skills used in this pattern: casting on (both at the start of the pattern as well as in the middle of your work), binding off, increasing, picking up stitches.
Finished Bust Measurement: 35 (39, 43, 47, 51, 55)” / 89 (99, 109, 119, 130, 140) cm
designed to be worn with 2-3” / 5-8 cm of positive ease
Gauge: 4.5 sts & 6 rws = 1” / 2.5 cm in Stockinette stitch
Yarn: 1129 (1209, 1347, 1458, 1596, 1707) yds worsted weight yarn, shown in Lambs Pride Worsted by Brown Sheep (85% Wool, 15% Mohair; 113g = 190 yds), 6 (7, 8, 9, 9, 10) skeins, shown in Grey Heather.
Needles and other supplies:
- 24” / 61 cm and 16” / 41 cm circular knitting needles in size US 8 / 5 mm or size needed to obtain gauge
- 24” / 61 cm and 16” / 41 cm circular knitting needles in size US 7 / 4.5 mm or 1 needle size smaller than used to obtain gauge
- 4 stitch markers
- 2 pieces of scrap yarn, around 20” / 51 cm in length
- Tapestry needle or crochet hook to weave in ends
- 1 button, 1.5”