Curio by Rachel Brockman


December 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with larger needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
916 - 1996 yards (838 - 1825 m)
XS[S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X, 6X]
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This pattern is available for free.

Luxe, lightweight, and lacey – the Curio cardigan is bound to keep you feeling warm and sunny on even the dreariest winter days. It’s an indulgent piece – a real treat to knit and to wear. Worked in 100% cashmere, the hem consists of twisted ribbing that transitions into smoothly into the diamond motif that is featured throughout the body. The sleeves are given the same attention, with just a touch of lace adorning the cuffs.

Note: Curio is also available in Danish at this link.

XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X, 6X)
Shown in size Small with 2.25 inches/5.5 cm of ease with cardigan buttoned

Finished Bust (buttoned): 34 (37.25, 40.5, 44, 47.25, 50.5, 53.75, 57, 60.25, 63.5) inches / 86.5 (94.5, 103, 112, 120, 128.5, 136.5, 145, 153, 161.5) cm
Length: 16.5 (17, 17.5, 18.5, 19, 19.5, 20.5, 21, 21.5, 22.5) inches / 42 (43, 44.5, 47, 48.5, 49.5, 52, 53.5, 54.5, 57) cm

Fibra Natura Cashmere Lusso (50% virgin cashmere, 50% recycled cashmere; 246 yds/225 m per 50g);
Color 10244 Ginestra – 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) skeins

Recommended needle size
[always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below - every knitter’s gauge is unique.]
US #4/3.5mm needles for working flat – a long circular is easiest
US #4/3.5mm needles for small circumferences in the round
US #5/3.75mm needles for working flat – a long circular is easiest
US #5/3.75mm needles for working small circumferences in the round

stitch markers
yarn needle
stitch holder or waste yarn
8 (8, 8, 9, 9, 9, 10, 10, 10, 11) three-quarter inch/2cm buttons (buttons shown are the Kaleidoscope buttons from Katrinkles)

22 sts/32 rows and rnds = 4 inches/10cm in Stockinette Stitch with larger needles
Please check your gauge for both knitting flat and knitting in the round, and adjust needle size if required to ensure the body and the sleeves match.

This cardigan is worked seamlessly from the bottom up. The sleeves are worked first in the round from and set aside while the body is worked flat. The sleeves and body are then joined at the underarm, where raglan shaping begins. After raglan shaping is complete, the body stitches are placed on a holder while the button bands are worked. The button bands are picked up along the front opening and worked flat. Finally, the neckband is worked by picking up stitches along the top of the button bands and working the held body stitches.

In the original pattern, there was an error in Row 1 of the body hem. It should read:
Row 1 RS: K1, p2, k1 tbl, p1, k1 tbl, p2, pm, work in K1, P1 Twisted Rib to last 8 sts, pm, p2, k1 tbl, p1, k1 tbl, p2, k1.

This error has been corrected on the Knitty website.