Groot's Cardigan of the Galaxy by Mary Annarella

Groot's Cardigan of the Galaxy

December 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette st
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1500 - 2570 yards (1372 - 2350 m)
32(35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50)” bust. Finished bust measurements: 31.8(34.4, 37.8, 41, 43.7, 47, 49.5
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The first in the Cardigans of the Galaxy * series, this cozy cardi lets you wrap yourself up in the character Groot. Paired with a cushy 100% Targhee yarn, you + this pattern make for an Awesome Mix:)

The sweater is worked seamlessly from the top-down in a heavy worsted/light aran yarn, and features a tree-like cable panel (both charted and written out) on the back with smaller cables along the v-neck front that mimic the look of branches.

The set-in sleeves are worked after the bodice is complete by picking up stitches all around the armscye and shaping the cap with short rows. The cardi is seamless except for the patch pockets which are worked separately, and sewn on later.

The fit is a relaxed grandpa-style, intended to be worn with 1-3” of positive ease. The model measures to a 33” bust and is wearing size 35”.

Looking for the exact yarn I used in the special developed-for-this-pattern colorway? Spirit Trail Fiberworks is doing dyed-to-order right here!

* Ooga Chaka! Look for a cardigan each for Rocket, Gamora, Quill, and Drax coming up throughout 2018. And maybe 2019…because you need time to knit them all up, and I’m not 100% Dick.

* So tempted to write up the pattern page saying only “I Am Groot. I am Groot…” /sorrynotsorry

Materials for sizes 32(35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50)”:
3(3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins Zalti (600 yds/225 g skein in colorway If a Tree Falls), or approximately
1500(1675, 1915, 2115, 2285, 2455, 2570) yards of heavy worsted/light aran weight yarn.
Size 5 (3.75 mm) 40” circular needle or size needle required to achieve gauge in stst.
A set of size 5 (3.75 mm) double pointed needles or size needle required to achieve gauge.
6 buttons (24 mm sizes from Melissa Jean Buttons were used in the sample),
A stitch holder, stitch markers in 2 diff colors, a tapestry needle, cable needle, a few yards of waste yarn.