Cardigan Dagi by Astrid Tueting

Cardigan Dagi

Knitting
February 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in plain stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1600 - 2700 yards (1463 - 2469 m)
11 sizes - XS, S, S², M, M², L, L², XL, XL², XXL, XXL²
This pattern is available for €7.10 EUR
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Cardigan - “Dagi”
This cardigan was designed by me a long time ago. My intention with this colourwork design was to create an easy pattern for knitters who want to get started on Fair-Isle technique without the next big jump into steeking. My greatest challenge while writing the pattern was the different gauges with the colourwork and plain stitches. So, I have not stopped writing down this pattern until it worked out finally. The trick was to use a top-down construction. I have knitted this cardigan several times myself. As you might guess, we really love this garment and I hope you will love it as well!

General information for construction
The sweater is constructed as a top-down design. The body is knitted back and forth and the sleeves are knitted in the round. The garment has a slightly positive ease with max. 5 cm/1-2” (optional body shaping).

Knitting technique
Top-down construction, stranded colourwork, jacquard, two colours per round

Level
intermediate knitter, crazy colour knitter

Finished Knitted Size
Available in 11 sizes, positive ease with max. 5 cm/1-2”
(XS, S, S2), (M, M2, L), (L2, XL, XL2), (XXL, XXL2) = (34, 36, 38), (40, 42, 44), (46, 48, 50), (52, 54)
Chest Width (circumference): XS=88cm, S=93cm, S²=98cm, M=101cm, M²=105cm, L=113cm, L²=117cm, XL=120cm, XL²=123cm, XXL=128cm, XXL²=133cm

Yarn
Jamieson’s of Shetland - Spindrift, 100% Shetland wool, yardage 105m/25g (per ball) or any other yarn resulting in the same gauge
Size M=>length
MC=>945m, CC1=>105m, CC2=>105m, CC3=>105m, CC4=>46m, CC5=>84m, CC6=>63, CC7=>117m, CC8=>84m, CC9=>46m

Gauge (10cmx10cm)
28sts x 32rnds - stranded colourwork (sleeves and waist)
24sts x 38rnds - plain sts (body)
(i.e. knit swatch in the round in order to get accurate gauge)

Needles
80cm circular knitting needle and needles for the sleeves,
size 3,5mm / US 4 - colourwork (sleeves)
size 3,0 mm / US 2 ½ - plain sts (body & hood)
or sizes to achieve given gauge

Notions
Zipper (in your preferred colour & length), 2 m/y bias tape, stitch markers, scissors, sewing needle

Always happy knitting!