The weather has been cooler lately, definitely requiring a jacket – or a good warm sweater. This is how Olive came to be, a double-breasted cardigan that fits the bill somewhere in-between. Worked up quickly on Aran weight wool of basic stockinette and garter stitches, the resulting dense and springy fabric is perfect for the subtle shaping of this piece, and especially cozy wrapped around you – twice – with 6 buttons closing her overlapping front panels. Worked flat, from the bottom up, Olive is begun as one piece, then split to separate front garter panels from their stockinette center. Each panel is worked individually, and seamed at the end. Sleeves are set in. You’ll find Olive to be a super quick knit with stylish and versatile results!
Bust: 33, 37, 41, 45, 49, 53, 57 inches
Waist: 28, 32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52 inches
Hips: 33, 37, 41, 45, 49, 53, 57 inches
Length: 23.75, 24.25, 24.5, 24.75, 25, 25.25, 25.5 inches
(Designed to be worn with 2 inches ease.)
Shown in Osprey wool by Quince & Co. (100% wool; 170 yds per 100g skein); color – Crocus #115; 5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 9 skeins, or for comparable yarn, approximately 865, 975, 1065, 1175, 1255, 1385, 1465 yards. I always buy extra.
Needles and notions, etc.
Needles size US #10.5/6.5mm or size to obtain gauge
• 1 29 or 32-inch circular needle, to manage multiple stitches
• 1 set straight
Stitch markers (locking and rings)
T-pins for blocking
6 1-inch buttons
14.4 sts and 20 rows to 4 inches in stockinette stitch
14.4 sts and 28.8 rows to 4 inches in garter stitch
Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Techniques: knit, purl, long-tail CO, ssk, k2tog, p2tog, p2tog tbl, m1l, m1r, yo, Kitchener st grafting, blocking, and seaming.
11 page pdf includes pattern instructions, photographs, schematics, assembly diagrams, and definitions for relevant abbreviations.