#Sherlocklives Cardi by Professor Fonz

#Sherlocklives Cardi

January 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
Women's M
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Sherlock Lives! Let’s celebrate with a lightweight 4-ply organic merino cardi embellished with my variation of the superb The Wallpaper Had It Coming Again design by Morgen Dammerung. The tiny Moriarty skulls add a touch of morbidity, and the secret message embroidered on the sleeve identifies the wearer as a proud member of The Empty Hearse.

This is definitely not a beginner’s knit - it took me months to finish properly, and the pattern was even harder to write down. The fronts and back are cast on as one piece and worked together back and forth up until the armpits, with integrated button band. The sleeves are worked in the round and combined with the body; the yoke is then knitted back and forth with integrated button band. The resulting garment is practically seamless. The body is shaped by decreases, increases and short rows. Wallpaper and skull motifs worked in stranded techniques. Secret message is embroidered in yarn.

4 skeins of Skeinz Organic Merino 5 ply in Maju Green
2 skeins of Skeinz Merino 4 ply in Soft Black
8 small buttons
3.25 mm needles - I used a circular 60 cm needle
A set of 4 3.25 mm DPNs
Stitch holders, safety pins, markers etc

Size: Women’s M, which is to say my own measurements. Fits hips 94-6cm, waist 75 cm, chest 95 cm. Size can be adjusted with increases/decreases in the body; send me a message if you would like to resize the garment (which is going to be really difficult, by the way).

If you are a reasonably advanced knitter and if you like a challenge, this is a pattern for you. The game is on, fellow Sherlockians!

PLEASE NOTE: ALL MY PATTERNS ARE INTENDED FOR PRIVATE USE ONLY. I’d appreciate it if you didn’t make them up for sale or otherwise profit from them. Thank you!