A shapely topdown raglan with extended fronts, Pauroxo has a swingy A-line shape when worn open, and an enfolding cropped jacket vibe when closed with a shawl pin or belt. This easy cardigan is knit seamlessly with simple rolled front edges and Twisted Rib details at the neckline and hems. Pau Roxo is Portuguese for purple wood, and this cardigan is inspired by the striking deep violet wood from the Purpleheart tree found in tropical rainforests.
Construction: Pauroxo is knit seamlessly from the top down with raglan sleeve shaping; the body and sleeves are worked in stockinette stitch to the armhole depth, then the body is divided from the sleeves and worked with gentle waist shaping to the narrow Twisted Rib hem. Relaxed sleeves are then worked to just below elbow length and finished with matching Twisted Rib cuffs. Stitches are picked up along the neckline and worked in a decorative Cable & Twist Rib. Waist shaping placement
and length may be customised easily; just try on this topdown cardigan as you knit.
Techniques & Skills Used: longtail CO, raglan construction, knit/purl, increasing/decreasing, picking up stitches.
Size: 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 48, 52)” bust; this easy shaped cardigan is designed to be worn with some positive ease. Sample shown in third size with 1” ease.
Yarn: Madelinetosh Pashmina (75% merino, 15% silk, 10% cashmere; 360 yards/329m/117g); 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins, shown in Bergamot.
Other Materials: US 4 (3.5mm) 40” circular needle; Stitch markers (10); Removable stitch markers (2); Stitch holders (2); Yarn needle.
Gauge: 24 st and 34 rows/4” in stockinette stitch; 24 st and 28 rows/4” in Twisted Rib, after blocking.
Thank you to my lovely test knitters, and to my wonderful tech editor Kate Vanover.
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