Felix Cardigan by Amy Christoffers

Felix Cardigan

Knitting
September 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
700 - 1100 yards (640 - 1006 m)
39 (43 ½, 48, 52 ½, 57)”
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A cropped top down raglan cardigan with an eyelet motif incorporated into the raglan increases. This was designed to be the perfect sweater to wear layered over tunics and dresses, I like it with waisted pants as well. I suggest putting all the stitches on waste yarn and trying the sweater on before you begin the ribbing to be sure you have a length you will like and will enjoy wearing.

This is a very easy and very quick knit with worsted/light aran weight yarn worked at a relaxed open gauge. The Mohair blend yarn drapes beautifully and will bloom when washed filling in the fabric of the airy gauge.

The cardigan version is written to be worked back and forth in rows, the neck is shaped with short rows, the body and sleeves are divided after the yoke shaping. The body is worked back and forth in rows, the sleeves are worked in the round. The body of the cardigan is 1” longer then that of the Felix Pullover - please note the body can be made any length but plan to purchase more yarn.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

39 (43 ½, 48, 52 ½, 57)” around chest at underarm
22 (24, 25, 27, 28)” from right front cast on to right neck edge.
Shown in size 43 1/3, worn with 7” of positive ease.

Selecting the correct amount of ease is a very personal, please choose a size based on your own preferences, a range between 2 to 10” of ease is suggested for this garment.

If choosing to knit this with less ease for a more fitted look please review the measurements on the last page and consider adding more length to the body and plan your yarn purchasing accordingly.*

MATERIALS

700 (800, 900, 1000, 1100) yards Aran weight yarn
Shown here in Green Mountain Spinnery Mountain Mohair (60% wool, 30% mohair; 140yd 128 m/57 g): 9427 ‘Alpenglo’ 5 (6, 7, 8, 8) skeins.

The cardigan is worked at an open airy gauge. If substituting yarn look for Aran or chunky weight yarns to match gauge. Yardage amounts are approximate and selecting a different style of yarn may result in more or less yarn required.

The pullover is worked at a very open gauge for this weight of yarn. If substituting yarn look for Aran or chunky weight yarns and be careful to match gauge. Yardage amounts are approximate and selecting a different style of yarn may result in more or less yarn required.

Needles
US 10/6mm: circular 16” and 24” or longer for body and a set of 4 or 5 DPN for sleeves.
US 8/5mm: circular 16” and 24” or longer, and a set of 4 or 5 DPN for sleeve cuffs.
US 5/3.75mm circular or straight for tubular cast on (optional)

Notions required
4 stitch markers, tapestry needle, 6 20mm buttons.

Gauge
14 stitches x 20 rows = 4” in Stockinette stitch on larger needles
Adjust needle size to obtain gauge

NOTES

The yoke is worked from the top down with eyelet increases. The sleeves are seperated at the underarm and worked down in the round.

There is a video of me demonstrating the long tail tubular cast on on the Berroco Youtube channel