Cast a Shadow by Hannah Mann

Cast a Shadow

Knitting
July 2021
both are used in this pattern
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1286 - 2986 yards (1176 - 2730 m)
1, 2, 3 / (60", 90", 110") bust
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Graphic, cozy, and so easy to throw on over any outfit! This oversized short-sleeved cardigan is just the thing for uncertain weather. Keep it handy as a lap blanket, or wrap it around you when the temperature drops. Knit in 3 pieces and seamed together. Each section will easily fit into your project bag while on the go! The collar, sleeve hems, and pocket finishing are completed after the fact.

This pattern utilizes Mosaic knitting (the easiest form of colorwork!) to create striking bands of color and contrast. Subtle eyelets peek through the fabric on the shoulders and mid-section. The terrific texture is made easy with a slubby yarn like HiKoo® Bubble Tea.

SIZES
Available fit between a 30”- 64” (76 – 162cm) bust with approx. 30” - 46” (76 – 117cm) of positive ease for a comfy, oversized fit.

⭐️ All of my garment patterns are #sizeinclusive up to at least a 60” (152 cm) full bust circumference.

Finished Measurements
Available in 1 (2, 3) sizes - 60” (90”, 110”)
Intended to be very loose-fitting with approx. 23” (41”, 53”) or 94cm (124.5cm, 368.5cm) of positive ease in the bust.

If you are in-between sizes, I would recommend having at least 20” 50.8cm of positive ease for the intended fit, so choose the size that will accommodate that. Model is a 40” (101.6cm) bust wearing Size 1.

See the full schematic illustration in the photos to the left!

TECHNIQUES
Mosaic knitting, increasing, decreasing, seaming, picking up stitches

YARN
This cardi is designed for DK weight yarn.

Simplicity by HiKoo®
55% Superwash Merino Wool, 28% Acrylic, 17% Nylon
117yds/50g hank
MC: shown in #002 - Black

MC - DK weight (50g/ 117yds)
8 (15, 18) hanks
In yds: 936 (1755, 2106)
In meters: 856 (1604, 1926)

Bubble Tea by HiKoo®
52% Superwash Merino Wool, 45% Acrylic, 3% Nylon
175yds/100g hank
CC1: shown in #5001 - Raw White
CC2: shown in #5004 - Denim Blues

CC1 - DK weight (100g/ 175yds)
1 (2, 3) hanks
In yds: 175 (350, 440)
In meters: 160 (320, 402)

CC2 - DK weight (100g/ 175yds)
1 (2, 3) hanks
In yds: 175 (350, 440)
In meters: 160 (320, 402)

NEEDLES + NOTIONS
US 8 (5mm) 32” (80cm) circular needles / DPNs for sleeves if not using magic loop.

US F (4mm) crochet hook, between 18-28 stitch markers depending on size, tapestry needle, waste yarn or stitch holders, scissors

GAUGE
16 sts x 20 rows = 4” (10cm) in Stockinette
Approx. 4 x 5 sts per 1” (2.5cm) after blocking

ADDITIONAL NOTES
Knit flat in 3 separate parts, seamed together, collar and sleeve hems knitted on after-the-fact.

Selvedge sts on the first and last st of each panel; always slip the first stitch purlwise with yarn in front and knit the last stitch of every row! Always carry colors up the side of the work when not in use, unless noted to break yarn.

Notes on Mosaic Knitting
Each row is knit twice, once on the Right Side, and again on the Wrong Side. You will be knitting on both the RS and the WS to create a garter stitch fabric for every chart.
The first color of the row is the active yarn you’ll be using. Active colors will all be knit. Inactive colors will be slipped with yarn in the back on the RS, and with yarn in front on the WS.