Strrripes is constructed on the Ziggurat principle as are all my sweaters and cardigans right now. I can’t imagine knitting any other way. For the moment.
This is a tailored cardigan with some waist shaping and yet with a relaxed fit. Everything is knitted in one go. There is no seaming, and only a very few ends to weave in when you’re done. The set-in sleeves are knitted in the round from cap to cuff – you can do this with magic looping or on two circulars.
The instructions are very detailed because that’s the only way to get the 6-row stripes to work and to achieve symmetry while Ziggurating down with tailored shoulders and minimal number of yarn ends.
The collar and frontbands are worked all-in-one from the top also – simple intarsia is involved here. Very simple. You could add the collar and frontbands last if you wanted to. I just like being done when I’m done… (Plus I really like this collar/edging.)
There are three pages with photo tutorials for the general Ziggurat Tricnique, how to knit-on the neckband, the crochet-cast-on, jogging the round on the sleeves. And so on.
- detailed written instructions
- table of measurements
- Helpful Table (charts any & all increases you need to make to get from shoulder cap to armhole)
- photo tutorials
Approx yarn requirements:
630 (640, 690, 730, 770) 820, 860, 890, 930, 960 m
690 (700, 740, 790, 840) 890, 930, 970, 1010, 1040 yds
550 (560, 590, 630, 670) 700, 740, 770, 800, 820 m
590 (600, 640, 680, 720) 760, 800, 830, 870, 900 yds