Cardigan Ariel/ Koftan Ariel by Veronika Lindberg

Cardigan Ariel/ Koftan Ariel

April 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
984 - 1312 yards (900 - 1200 m)
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This is the pattern for the cardigan/sweater Ariel in ENGLISH and SWEDISH.

(Updated version 04/2017, now sizes S-XXL available for this pattern.)

When I was designing it I was inspired by traditional Fair Isle motifs but wanted to combine a lot of shapes in a playful way to get a bit of an edge to it. The zigzag waves repeat around the sleeves, along the hem and around the yoke in addition to different motifs and shapes on all three places.

The pattern is fairly easy and can be made into a cardigan or kept as a pullover sweater. Both versions are knitted on circular needles from bottom to top in the round. The difference is in the end where the cardigan version is cut open in the front to make the edges with buttons and buttonholes. To prevent the knit from unraveling a sewing machine is used to sew around the cut line before cutting up the sweater.

The pattern includes size S-XXL

Circular needles 80 cm long, 3mm and 4 mm
Double pointed needles 3mm and 4mm

Yarn for size M:
Approximately 550 g, 900-110 metres
Main color A 350 g (turquoise, Cascade Heathers 220 Summer Sky Heather nr 9452)
color B 100 g (undyed lambswool, or Casacde 220 Solids natural white nr 8010 )
color C 50 g (light grey, Cascade Heathers 220 Silver grey nr 8401)
color D 50 g (dark grey, Cascade Heathers 220 Charcoal grey nr 8400)
6 buttons
Sewing machine