Grapefruit Splash by Rachel Brockman

Grapefruit Splash

Knitting
March 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with larger needles
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1000 - 2300 yards (914 - 2103 m)
XXS (XS, S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X), see notes below
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Although spring and summer in the south can be incredibly hot, I always find myself irritated by the chill of air conditioning in most buildings. Because of that, I find that cardigans are an absolute necessity throughout the year.

Knit in organic Fibra Natura Cottonwood, Grapefruit Splash is a seasonably appropriate piece to keep you comfortable whether you’re in the office or strolling outside on a summer evening. Suitable for beginners and seasoned knitters alike, you’ll love knitting this cardigan. Broken ribbing, simple stripes, and the sideways construction keep things interesting, but overall there is nothing complicated about this piece.

SIZE
XXS (XS, S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
Shown in Small size, modeled with 4 inches/10 cm of positive ease at back bust width.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Back Bust Width (see Pattern Notes on choosing a size): 16 (18, 20, 22.25, 24.25, 26.25, 28, 30, 32, 34) inches/ 40.5 (45.5, 51, 56.5, 61.5, 66.5, 71, 76, 81.5, 86.5) cm
Length: 20 (20, 20.5, 21.5, 22.25, 23.25, 24.25, 25, 25, 25.5) inches/ 51 (51, 52, 54.5, 56.5, 59, 61.5, 63.5, 63.5, 65) cm

MATERIALS
Yarn
Fibra Natura Cottonwood (100% organic cotton; 115 yds/105 m per 50g);
41136 Jojo (A): 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4) balls
41107 Monica (B): 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) balls
41101 Kara (C): 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) balls

Recommended needle size:
US #6/4mm 32 inch circular or longer (to accommodate large number of stitches)
US #5/3.75mm 32 inch circular or longer (to accommodate large number of stitches)
(always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below - every knitter’s gauge is unique)

Notions: yarn needle

GAUGE
21 sts x 27 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch with larger needles

PATTERN NOTES
This cardigan is knit in one piece – worked sideways from cuff to cuff. At the neck opening, the fronts and back of the sweater are divided and worked separately. After the neck width is reached, the front and back are rejoined and worked in one piece. The sides and sleeves are seamed, then stitches are picked up around the bottom edge and the hem is worked from the top down. Finally, stitches are picked up along the front opening to create the edging.

This cardigan is intended to be worn with a generous amount of positive ease. Due to the open nature of the cardigan at the bust, finished measurements are given based on back width at the bust (measured from center of underarm to center of underarm). It is recommended to choose a size approximately 4 inches/10 cm – 6 inches/15 cm larger than your actual back bust width. Further measurements for each size can be found on the schematic.