Trailing Ivy Cardigan
This asymmetric cardigan is inspired by the way trailing ivy follows the light from the sun. It features chunky cables worked in short-rows to create the attractive curve around the neck.
The matching cable is also used for the sleeves, where its size increases slowly to give the visual illusion of a slightly-flared sleeve.
The technique is concentrated on the cables around the collar, with the rest knitted in stocking stitch. This is an enjoyable, ‘brain-teaser’ project that will reward you with a beautiful cardigan!
UK 8 (10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22)/32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46) in
The model wears size 10/34in
Fyberspates Scrumptious Aran (aran weight; 45% Silk, 55% Merino, 165m 180yds per 100g skein)
6 (7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 10) x 100g skeins in Teal Green (409)
18 sts and 24 rows to 10cm over stocking stitch using 5mm needles.
Please adjust needle sizes to obtain correct tension if necessary.
Needles & Accessories
For the body and edging use the following needles:
1 set of 5mm (UK 6/US 8) cir needles
1 set of 4.5mm (UK 7/US 7) cir needles
For sleeves, use the following needles. If you can work the Magic Loop method with cir needles you don’t need DPNs:
1 set of 5mm (UK 6/US 8) DPNs
1 set of 4.5mm (UK 7/US 7) DPNs
1 x large button (approx 3.5cm diameter)
The main body is worked flat, with a cir needle used to accommodate the large number of stitches and curve of the raglan. Sleeves are worked in the round using DPNs. If a cir needle is used to work the sleeves, use the Magic Loop method where necessary.