Nin's Cardigan by Anne B Hanssen
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Nin's Cardigan

Knitting
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 to 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!:

Jackky68
chau7
grisou
Hipknitizer
Ganymedeknitting
Kayemgee
Tigerli
Technogeekswife
turquoisegirl

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)