Fallen Leaves Cardigan by Simone Ryan

Fallen Leaves Cardigan

Knitting
February 2021
Aran (8 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1181 - 1476 yards (1080 - 1350 m)
XS (S) M (L) XL
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The Fallen Leaves Cardigan is worked top down with raglan increases, all in one piece. It is worked back and forth. It has a double collar, double button row and double ribbings. The yoke is worked with german short rows to add some definition to the shaping of the collar. There is a leaf lace pattern on the sleeves, which makes this piece one of a kind.

This Cardigan is intended to be worn fitting, meaning the measurments match the bust size. For example: a bust size of 90cm corresponds to Size S with 90cm circumference. Depending on what yarn you’re using it will grow with washing and also with wearing it. So it is crucial to knit a swatch and wash it to see how your yarn reacts (if it grows with washing or not).

Sizes corresponding to bust size
XS: 80-90cm
S: 90-95cm
M: 95-100cm
L: 100-110cm
XL: 110-120cm

Yardage
XS: 12 skeins of Langyarns Merino+ (90m/50g)
S: 12 skeins of Langyarns Merino+ (90m/50g)
M: 13 skeins of Langyarns Merino+ (90m/50g)
L: 14 skeins of Langyarns Merino+ (90m/50g)
XL: 15 skeins of Langyarns Merino+ (90m/50g)

Gauge
19x27sts = 10x10cm worked flat in stockinette on 4.5mm knitting needles

Needed

  • 12-18 skeins of Langyarns Merino+ (90m/50g) or similar
  • 3.5mm and 4.5mm circular knitting needles with a 100cm cable
  • 4 stitch markers
  • Min. 6 buttons
  • Tapestry needle to weave in ends