Nin's Cardigan by Anne B Hanssen

Nin's Cardigan

October 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch AND lace-pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1023 - 1841 yards (935 - 1683 m)
9 sizes. Finished bust measurement: 31/33/35.5/38/40/42.5/45/47/50
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One of my sisters had a “big” birthday in May - and I was rather happy when she told me that apart from rain-wear and a thermos bottle she even wanted something knitted…..
I picked one of her favorite colors in a blend of linen and tussah silk - and started creating something that would suit her feminine and classy style- but still with not too much fuss.

Nin’s cardi turned out to be just as feminine as I wanted too, yet with a classic touch. The kind of cardigan you can always stretch for - for almost any occasion from casual to office to going out….

Nin’s cardigan is also the first of my patterns to being test-knitted. The pattern has been thouroughly tested and proof-read.
THANK YOU to all my wonderful, kind, optimistic and fantastic test-knitters!:


You have all been AMAZING! Thank you for all your efforts in making this pattern into perfection!

Construction The body of the cardigan is worked in one piece (button-bands included) to armpits, where work is seperated for fronts and back to be worked seperately. Sleeves are worked top-down in order to be able to determine perfect length. Sleeve-cap is worked back-and-forth, from armpits down to cuff sleeve is worked in the round.
The finishing work is limited to working shoulders together, setting in sleeves, sewing the buttons.

Sizes There are 9 sizes to choose from, with finished bust-measurements: 31/33/35.5/38/40/42.5/45/47/50”

Gauge The gauge is 24 sts/34 rows for both stocking stitches and for lace-pattern. For best result take time to check both gauges.

Wool I used BC Garn Setalin for my sisters cardigan in ocean-green. Ilóyarn’s Alpaca Superfine 3/11 was used for the light grey cardigan. You can see from my test-knitters projects that they all made their own, personal choice of wool.

The pattern. The pattern is clear and easy to follow with plenty of stitch-counts along the way. The measurements are given in both cms and inches. There are full charts for the lace of the lower body, the lace bordering the button-bands and for the centered lace of the back. There are row-by-row instructions for both the lace of the lower body as well as the centered lace of the back.

Skills Abbreviations used: yo, k2tog, ssk, sl2(as if to k2tog)k1psso, m1l, m1r, k1m1. Apart from working after a chart, and/or row-by-row instructions there are no special skills needed. The knitting would probably suit an average knitter (and possibly even a keen, advanced beginner)