Designed by Natalie Larson for The Fiber Factor and skacel collection, Inc.
The Beatles song, “Something” is what this garment sprang from… as in the first line: something in the way she moves… This is for an unimposing, confident woman, one who is comfortable in her skin… like the lyrics describe. This is for the advanced (or adventurous) beginner, who likes rich layers, classic, but trendy clothing, and appreciates function in a dynamically mixed closet.
SIZES & MATERIALS:
Featured Yarn: Kenzie by HiKoo, 50% New Zealand Merino, 25% Nylon, 10% Angora, 10% Alpaca, 5% Silk Noils; 160 yds / 50g skein. Shown in #1000 (Pavlova).
Cardigan Sizing (sample shown is 36” size with 4” of ease)
To fit bust 32”, 36”, 40”, 44”
Yarn in skeins 7, 7, 8, 9
4 mm (approx US 6) 40” circular needle
4.5 mm (approx US 7) 40” circular needle
or sizes needed to obtain gauge
Additional Notions: tapestry needle; 10 stitch markers
All yarn and needles distributed by skacel collection, Inc.
Gauge: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4” x 4” in Stockinette Stitch (blocked)
To save time, check your gauge and read all instructions thoroughly before beginning.
1) This garment has no seaming. It is worked in one piece from the top down, and the Sleeves are picked up and worked in the round. The button bands are then picked up and worked after the body is complete.
2) Cables are biased and cross every 16 rows.
ERRATA: (For patterns downloaded before 3/25/15.
Notes about Markers:
1) Ten (10) markers are used in the following Set Up Row. They are placed before and after each set of stitches that will be knit from the charts, and before and after each set of stitches that will be worked for the raglan sleeves.
2) The raglan sleeve markers in the two smaller sizes begin with only 1 stitch between them, and stitches are created on either side of each of the sleeve markers.
Switch to larger needle.
The following rows were changed to read as follows:
Set Up Row (RS): K2 (3, 3, 4), PM #1, work Chart A, PM #2, k0 (0, 2, 4), PM #3, k1, PM #4, M1, k0 (0, 2, 4), PM #5, work Chart B, PM #6, k0 (0, 2, 4), M1, PM #7, k1, PM #8, k0 (0, 2, 4), PM #9, work Chart C, PM #10, k2 (3, 3, 4) = 104 (106, 114, 124) sts.
Row 2 (WS): Purl across row, working WS rows of charts between chart markers.
Raglan Inc Row 3 (RS): Knit to #1, SM, work Chart A, SM #2, knit to #3, M1R, SM, M1L, knit to #4, M1R, SM, M1L, knit to #5, SM, work Chart B, SM #6, knit to #7, M1R, SM, M1L, knit to #8, M1R, SM, M1L, knit to #9, SM, work Chart C, SM #10, knit to end of row (8 sts inc).
Repeat Rows 2 & 3 until there are 41 (49, 57, 65) stitches between the raglan markers, ending after working Row 1.
The following diagram represents the Set Up Row and the placement of stitch markers in that row.
- Chart stitch markers are shown as black arrows on the diagram before and after each set of chart stitches (#1 - #2 for Chart A; #5 - #6 for Chart B; and #9 - #10 for Chart C).
- The “feathered” arrows (above the line) represent the Raglan Sleeve markers and are placed between the chart stitch markers. Increases for the sleeves are made on either side of these sleeve stitch markers.
- When the Raglan Sleeve markers are placed in the two smallest sizes, there is only 1 stitch between the markers to start.