Picturesque by Annamária Ötvös

Picturesque

Knitting
December 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Moss (Double seed) Stitch with larger needle after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1635 - 4265 yards (1495 - 3900 m)
XS1 (28) - XL2 (46)
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Picturesque is a top-down, seamless cardigan with round neckline and raglan sleeves.
It features a beautiful mix of textured stitch patterns and cables. The interestingly placed cable panels are emerging from the raglan lines while the center of the back, front and sleeves are knit in textured stitch patterns.
The body of the cardigan is shaped with some increases to achieve a comfortable fit around the hip but the vertical lines of the allover stitch pattern create a flattering silhouette.
The deep pockets are designed without any edgings, they are almost invisible.
Picturesque is knit in a heavy fingering and a lace weight yarn held together. You can use kidmohair if you like its beautiful halo, choose two different hues for a marled effect or knit the cardigan in a heavy worsted or aran weight yarn for a more traditional look.
The cable motives and the raglan shapings are fully charted for all sizes.


Gauge
18 sts and 28 rows = 10x10 cm/4”x4” in Moss (Double seed) Stitch knit flat (yoke and body) with larger needle and yarns held together, after blocking
18 sts and 28 rounds = 10x10 cm/4”x4” in Moss (Double seed) Stitch knit in the round (sleeves) with larger needle and yarns held together, after blocking
One 20-stitch motif from Chart A or B measures approx. 7.5 cm/3” wide after blocking
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Sizes
XS1 (XS2: S1: S2: M1: M2: L1: L2: XL1: XL2)

Finished Measurements
83.5 (90: 94.5: 99: 103.5: 110: 114.5: 121: 125.5: 130) cm / 32¾ (35½: 37¼: 39: 40¾: 43¼: 45: 47¾: 49½: 51¼) inches body circumference at underarm.

Intended to fit with approx. 13 cm/5¼” positive ease at bust.

Yarn
Approximately 1495 (1555: 1620: 1680: 1750: 1820: 1890: 1965: 2045: 2125) meters / 1635 (1700: 1770: 1840: 1915: 1990: 2070: 2150: 2235: 2325) yards of any heavy fingering weight yarn
AND
Approximately 1250 (1300: 1350: 1405: 1460: 1515: 1575: 1640: 1705: 1775) meters / 1365 (1420: 1475: 1535: 1595: 1660: 1725: 1795: 1865: 1940) yards of any lace weight yarn, one strand of each yarn is held together
OR
Approximately 1495 (1555: 1620: 1680: 1750: 1820: 1890: 1965: 2045: 2125) meters / 1635 (1700: 1770: 1840: 1915: 1990: 2070: 2150: 2235: 2325) yards of any heavy worsted/aran weight yarn held single

Sample shown is size S2 with approx. 13 cm/5¼” positive ease at bust using Plucky Knitter Oxford (75% Merino - 25% Cashmere, 393 m/430 y per skein) in colourway Wrought Iron and Rowan Kidsilk Haze (70% Mohair - 30% Silk, 209 m/229 y per 25 g ball) in colourway Wicked (599).

Needles
· 80 cm/32” circular needle in each of the following sizes: 4.0 mm/ US 6 and 3.5 mm/ US 4 (or size to obtain gauge)
· 40 cm/16” circular needle or double pointed needles (dpns) in each of the following sizes: 4.0 mm/ US 6 and 3.5 mm/ US 4 for working in small circumferences (or size to obtain gauge) (optional)

Notions
· spare circular needles or waste yarn for holding stitches
· cable needle
· 40 stitch markers: 4 blue, 16 green, 20 red
· 8 buttons with 2.1 cm/0.8” diameter

Skill level: Intermediate
Necessary skills: Working in the round with dpns or magic loop, working short rows, working from chart, picking up stitches, using a cable needle.