Fluff Nugget by Sopranoknits

Fluff Nugget

Knitting
March 2021
yarn held together
Fingering
+ Fingering
= Worsted (9 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in 1x1 Brioche (knit flat)
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
717 - 1964 yards (656 - 1796 m)
1 (2, 3, 4)[5, 6, 7]{8, 9, 10}
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Fluff Nugget is a cropped, dropped sleeve cardigan in one color brioche - individually designed for 10 sizes so that each size has its own shaping to accommodate unique body measurements. The pattern is intended to have at least 15 cm // 6 in. of positive ease but feel free to choose a size with more (check out testers versions for an idea of how this looks. There are instructions in the pattern to adjust the lengths of the different sections and the upper arm circumference if desired. It is knit from the bottom-up in a combination of flat and in-the-round knitting. It features a relaxed fit with a mock v-neck that creates a slight romantic high-low effect. The arms include some volume which can either be under or over exaggerated by lengthening or shortening the amount knit on the arms. The pattern includes extensive notes on sizing, gauge, and yarn substitution and features custom video tutorials to help you with german short rows in brioche and a 3-needle bind off.

SIZES/FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

1 (2, 3, 4)5, 6, 7{8, 9, 10}
Written for finished chest measurement of 106 (110, 128, 136)148, 154, 166{174, 188, 196} cm //42(45, 50.5, 53.5)58.5, 60.5, 65.5{68.5, 74, 77} in. (see full sizing chart in photos)
Recommended with at least 15 cm // 6 in. of positive ease (or more for an oversized look).

YARN

3 (4, 4, 5)5, 6, 6{7, 8, 8} plates of Höner och Eir Nutiden -100% Swedish wool (Pencil Roving held double (equaling about a Worsted/Aran weight). Each plate is about 100g.
The following lengths given are the total lengths estimated as if you were holding yarn single. If you are using yarn held double you need twice these lengths, if mohair held triple, triple these lengths:
656 (720, 820, 858)956, 1022, 1142{1238, 1350, 1796} m / 718 (788, 898, 938)1046, 1118, 1250{1364, 1476, 1964} yds
Altering the body length will require a change of the yarn amounts by about 3% per 2.5 cm // 1 in.

GAUGE 

10 sts x 18 rows = 10 cm // 4 in. in brioche on body of cardigan* on larger needles after blocking
12 sts x 18 rows = 10 cm // 4 in. in brioche on sleeves* on larger needles after blocking
17.5 sts x 25 rows = 10 cm // 4 in. in 1 x 1 twisted rib on smaller needles after blocking

NEEDLES & NOTIONS

6 mm / US 10 - at least 100 cm / 40 in. cable
5 mm / US 8 - at least 100 cm / 40 in. cable
(or needle sizes needed to achieve gauge)
Removable Stitch Markers, Waste Yarn, Tapestry needle, 3 (or 4) 27mm buttons

Pattern has been test knit and professionally tech edited.

For pattern support, please e-mail me at: sopranoknits@gmail.com