amande cardigan by alfa knits

amande cardigan

October 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1148 - 1969 yards (1050 - 1800 m)
XS, S, M , L , XL, XXL finished measurements bust : 31, 35, 38 , 42.5, 45.5, 50” (78, 88, 96, 108, 116, 128 cm)
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Amande cardigan est aussi disponible en français.

Amande cardigan is a cardigan with a very unusual construction, similar to her sisters amandine cardigan and amande tee

It is worked seamlessly, in the round from the shouldertop downwards and sideways. It’s a bit tricky to start the special shoulder shaping, but after this first challenging part, it’s plain, mindless knitting. The cardigan is worked flat from the neck opening downwards. The sleeves are worked in the round from the top down. Stitches are picked at the neck and fronts (cardigan) to work the bands.
The pattern includes instructions for 3/4 or long sleeves with matching elbow patches.

It is preferable to work with two different colors to show off the unique construction.

What you’ll need
Yardage depends on length of sleeves.
Yardage as pictured (long sleeves) :
± 950/1100/1250/1400/1550/1700m (1050/1200/1350/1550/1700/1850 yards) fingering /3ply or 4ply of the main color (MC)
And about 100 m (110 yards) of contrasting color (CC)

3,5 mm circular needle (US 4) or dpns + 3,5mm (US 4) straight needles (optional)
3 mm circular needle (US 3) or dpns for the ribbing
8 markers
11 buttons (1.3cm / 0.5”)

25 sts and 36 rows stockinette with the larger needle = 10 x 10 cm (4”x4”)

Techniques used
All techniques used (Turkish cast-on, 3 needle bind-off, …) are explained in full detail with illustrations.

  • Amande is almond in french

page 10
row 3 of the button band.
”…2st before M2, K2tog, sM2, k1, ssl, …”
The k1 is missing