Chartres Cardigan by Ami Lowden

Chartres Cardigan

Knitting
April 2021
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
792 - 1671 yards (724 - 1528 m)
XXS- 4X
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The Chartres Cardigan is a seamless cardigan which is knit top-down. The buttonband is knit at the same time as the rest of the garment so absolutely no seaming is required. It is a classic fit, designed to be worn with approximately 2 - 4”/ 5 - 10cm of ease. The cardigan features a classic v-neck and is high hip length with instructions for shortening or lengthening if desired. A romantic style, simple but with some sleeve drama, it can be dressed up or down and looks equally good over dresses or ripped jeans. Chartres would be a great first cardigan or first set in sleeve design due to its simple stocking stitch texture.

XXS (XS, S) M (L, XL) 2X (3X, 4X)
To fit a bust circumference of APPROXIMATELY:
28 (32, 36) 40 (44, 48) 52 (56, 60) inches
71 (81, 91) (101, 112) 122 (132, 142) 152 cm

FINISHED CLOSED CARDIGAN BUST CIRCUMFERENCE:
30 (34, 38) 42 (46, 50) 54 (58, 62) inches
75 (85, 95) 105 (115, 125) 135 (145, 155) cm

The size guidelines above will give you approximately 2”/ 5cm positive ease.
If you want a slightly looser fitting cardigan choose the size 2 inches bigger than your own bust circumference. For example if you have a 36”/ 91 cm bust and you want 4” / 10cm of ease choose the size M rather than the S.

Yarn Option A- DK weight & lace weight (held together)
Yarn Option B- Aran/Worsted weight (held alone)
Please note you will need these amounts in both the DK and the lace weight for option A.

Meterage/ Yardage:
724 (808, 903) 1000 (1086, 1193) 1308 (1409, 1528) metres 
792 (883.5, 987.5) 1094 (1188, 1305) 1431 (1541, 1671) yards

Size S on a 36”/ 91cm bust)
Yarn: Wool And The Gang Feeling Good Yarn in Lilac Powder
(260m / 284yds per 100g)

17 stitches and 22 rows= 4”/ 10 cm square.
Gauge is worked in stocking stitch on larger needles (5mm/ US 8 recommended).
Adjust needle size to obtain the correct gauge if necessary.