Air Cardigan by Suvi Simola

Air Cardigan

Knitting
June 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch using larger needles
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1177 - 1597 yards (1076 - 1460 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL) Please see the pattern information below for more details
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Long V-neck cardigan, worked from top down. The garter stitch pockets and decorative purl rows on upper back add a special touch.

Construction overview:
The upper back is worked first. Stitches for each front are then picked up from the CO-row of the back and the fronts are worked separately to the given length, adding the V-neck shaping. Fronts and back are then joined at the underarms and worked in one piece to the given length, adding set-in pockets. The body is finished off with a ribbing. Stitches for the button band are picked up next and the button band is worked in one piece, adding buttonholes to the right front. Stitches for each sleeve are picked up across the armholes. Sleeves are then worked in the round towards the cuffs and finished off with a ribbing. The pattern includes a photo tutorial for German short rows.

SIZES: XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL)
Bust circumference of the finished cardigan, buttoned: 45 ¾ (47 ½, 51, 52 ¾, 57 ¼, 59)“ / 114 (118.5, 127.5, 132, 143, 147.5) cm;
to fit bust 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48)” / 70 (80, 90, 100, 110, 120) cm.
The cardigan is designed to be worn with a great amount of positive ease:
• 15-17 ¾” / 37.5-44 cm for sizes XS, S and M
• 11-13 ¼” / 27.5-33 cm for sizes L, XL and XXL.
The positive ease is already built into each size. Shown in size S.

YARN
8 (8, 9, 9, 10, 10) skeins Drops Air (164 yds / 150 m per 50 g skein, 65 % Alpaca, 28 % polyamide, 7% wool); shown in color 01
or similar yarn (Aran weight):
1177 (1250, 1343, 1407, 1525, 1597) yds / 1077 (1143, 1229, 1287, 1395, 1461) m
Please note that the yardage may vary if your yarn/gauge differs.

NEEDLES
• size US 8 / 5 mm circular needle and
• size US 7 / 4.5 mm circular needle
• double pointed needles in the same sizes (these also work as spare needles)

NOTIONS
• regular stitch markers
• locking stitch markers (safety pins work well)
• row counter
• waste yarn for holding stitches
• tapestry needle
• 6 buttons (the sample buttons are 1” / 2.5 cm in diameter)

GAUGE
18 sts and 25 rows in St st using larger needles = 4” / 10 cm