Grafit by Claudia Eisenkolb

Grafit

by Claudia Eisenkolb
Knitting
April 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
853 - 1990 yards (780 - 1820 m)
2XS (XS, S, M, L)(XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL) with finished chest size, buttoned, 35½ (39¼, 44¼, 48, 53)(56¾, 61¾, 66, 71¼)" / 90 (100, 112, 122, 134.5)(144.5, 156.5, 168, 181) cm
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Grafit is a buttoned and oversized V-neck cardigan with drop shoulder. The back and the sleeves are worked in stockinette stitch while the fronts of the cardigan feature twisted stitches that look like bright cables but lay flat and avoid a bulky look.
The cardigan is worked from the top down. The neat edges along the front opening and the buttonholes are worked simultaneously with the fronts.
The tapered sleeves provide a modern look. Thin pipings along the back neck, the sleeves and the body hem complete the neat edges.
The fronts are charted only.

Grafit is worked with an Aran-weight yarn and may replace a jacket or coat. Because of the classic style it can be worn for many seasons.

SIZES
2XS (XS, S, M, L)(XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL) with finished chest size, buttoned, 35½ (39¼, 44¼, 48, 53)(56¾, 61¾, 66, 71¼)“ / 90 (100, 112, 122, 134.5)(144.5, 156.5, 168, 181) cm. Intended to be worn with 2–6” / 5–15 cm positive ease around the body.
Length: 25¾ (26¼, 26½, 29¾, 30¼)(30½, 33¾, 34¼, 34½)” / 65.5 (66.5, 67.5, 75.5, 76.5)(77.5, 86, 87, 87.5) cm, with 6 (6, 6, 7, 7)(7, 8, 8, 8) buttons.

YARDAGE
6 (6, 7, 8, 9)(9, 11, 12, 13) skeins Illîmani Amelie or approx. 855 (995, 1040, 1225, 1355)(1455, 1720, 1850, 1990) yd / 780 (860, 950, 1120, 1240)(1330, 1570, 1680, 1820) m Aran-weight yarn to obtain given gauge

Sample is shown in size L in color ZK55 Charcoal.

If you want to change the length, 1 pattern repeat = 16 rows or 3” / 7 cm in height and uses approx. 80 (85, 95, 100, 110)(120, 130, 140, 155) yd / 70 (75, 85, 90, 100)(110, 120, 130, 140) m.

Everybody knits differently, so given yardage is an estimate.

GAUGE
17 sts x 22 rows per 4” / 10 cm in stockinette stitch with US8 / 5.0 mm needle after washing and blocking
16 sts x 22 rows per 4” / 10 cm in twisted stitch pattern with US8 / 5.0 mm needle after washing and blocking.

Take time to check gauge, and adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.

NEEDLES
1 circular needle US8 / 5.0 mm, 40” / 100 cm long
1 set of DPNs US8 / 5.0 mm for the sleeves if you don’t work them with Magic Loop

NOTIONS
6 (6, 6, 7, 7)(7, 8, 8, 8) buttons with diameter 0.85” / 22 mm, 2 stitch markers, tapestry needle, waste yarn to hold stitches

TECHNIQUES
Long Tail CO, Backwards Loop CO, knit and purl stitches; RT, LT; sl1wyib; decreases: k2tog, ssk, ssp;
increases: M1, M1L, M1Lp, M1R, M1Rp, yo;
picking up sts from rows and slanting shoulder line

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate

Thanks to my lovely testers and my tech editor James Bartley.