Rhadamanthys by Jennifer Dassau


Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
840 - 2100 yards (768 - 1920 m)
27 (29.5, 31.75, 34.25, 36.5, 39, 41.5, 43.75, 46.25, 48.5, 51)” bust.
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Rhadamanthys was the wise mythological Greek king who judged the dead and ruled the Fortunate Isles, where those heroes who had thrice been received into the Elysian Fields resided. Celebrate three blessings with this easy, sideways-knit sweater; it is knit in one piece with no seaming, requires no finishing, and is worked all in garter stitch. Three turning points in the short row shaping delineate body, yoke and collar, creating a shapely fit around the upper body. The garter stitch and extended front panels make it suitable for many shapes and sizes; written in eleven sizes, Rhadamanthys may be further customized in length or circumference.

Techniques & Skills Used: knit, short rows.

Size: 27 (29.5, 31.75, 34.25, 36.5, 39, 41.5, 43.75, 46.25, 48.5, 51)” bust, with fronts overlapped. This boxy cardigan has shaping only at the yoke; for a good fit, choose a finished size based on upper bust measurement, or with no ease/some negative ease at the bust.

Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (100% merino wool; 420 yards/100g); 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins, shown in Composition Book Grey.

Other Materials: US 6 (4mm) 32” circular needle; Stitch markers (2); Stitch holder; Yarn needle.

Gauge: 20 st and 40 rows/4” in garter stitch, after gentle blocking.

Thank you to my lovely testknitters and my wonderful tech editor Kate Vanover.

For questions or to show off your sweater, please visit my Ravelry group, The Knitting Vortex.