Gum Nut Cardigan by Jane Balle

Gum Nut Cardigan

Knitting
April 2024
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette worked flat with yarns held together
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1260 - 1820 yards (1152 - 1664 m)
1 (2) 3 (4) 5 (6) 7 (8) 9
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The Gum Nut Cardigan will become a favourite in your wardrobe. The cardigan is worked flat, top with a round yoke construction featuring the simple colour work created with slipped stitches. For the colour work the contrast colour yarn is added to the main colour resulting in an interesting and marled effect.
For the ’gum nuts’ to show, it is recommended to choose a high contrast coloured yarn. The button- and buttonhole bands worked at the same time as the body.

For size 5 (6) 7 (8) 9 only, raglan increases lead into the splitting for sleeves and body, and for all sizes more stitches are allocated to the front than to the back. This is done to improve fit, and to reduce flaring fabric across the back.

Sleeves are worked top down in the round from live stitches on hold and the length can easily be adjusted to suit your preferences.

SIZES
1 (2) 3 (4) 5 (6) 7 (8) 9

FINISHED BUST MEASUREMENTS
92 (103) 108 (112) 116 (122) 132 (142) 152 cm / 36¾ (41¼) 43¼ (44¾) 46½ (48¾) 52¾ (56¾) 60¾”.

YARN
Main colour (MC): 5 (5) 5 (5) 5 (6) 6 (6) 7 balls of Supersoft by Holst Garn, 100% wool (287 m / 314 yards per 50 g), colourway Silver Grey and
4 (4) 4 (4) 4 (4) 5 (5) 5 balls of Titicaca by Holst Garn, 100% alpaca (400 m / 437 yards per 50 g), colourway Silver Grey.
The yarns are held together throughout the project.

Contrast colour (CC): 23 (27) 28 (29) 30 (33) 39 (44) 46 g of Supersoft by Holst Garn, 100% wool (287 m / 314 yards per 50 g), colourway Black.

Or for MC approx. 1260 (1330) 1395 (1410) 1435 (1525) 1610 (1710) 1820 m / 1380 (1455) 1525 (1540) 1570 (1670) 1750 (1870) 1990 yards of EACH a light fingering and a lace weight yarn, holding one strand of each quality together.
or 1260 (1330) 1395 (1410) 1435 (1525) 1610 (1710) 1820 m / 1380 (1455) 1525 (1540) 1570 (1670) 1750 (1870) 1990 yards of a dk weight yarn held single.

For CC approx. 130 (155) 160 (165) 170 (190) 220 (250) 265 m / 140 (170) 175 (180) 185 (210) 240 (275) 290 yards of a light fingering weight yarn.

GAUGE
22 sts and 29 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” on the larger needle, in stockinette worked flat with yarns held together, washed, blocked, and laid flat.

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
4.00 mm / US 6 or size required for gauge, circular needle (40 and 80 cm / 16 and 32” long) and dpns suitable for small circumferences, for body and sleeves.

3.50 mm / US 4 or two sizes smaller than gauge needle, circular needle (40 and 80 cm / 16 and 32” long) or dpns suitable for small circumferences, for neckline, hem, and cuffs.

3 dpns 3.50mm / US 4 or two sizes smaller than gauge needle for button and buttonhole bands.

9 (9) 10 (10) 10 (10) 11 (11) 11 buttons, 2 stitch markers, stitch holders (or waste yarn), blunt darning needle.