Hawkbit Cardigan by Amy Christoffers

Hawkbit Cardigan

Knitting
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Reverse Stockinette Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1100 - 2050 yards (1006 - 1875 m)
33 ¾ (36 ½, 39 ½, 42 ¼, 45 ¼, 48, 51)” bust (not including button band)
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The body of this garment is worked from the bottom up. The pocket lining are knit first (and double as swatches). The body is worked in one piece to the underarms, the sleeves worked in the round to the underarm. The body and sleeves are joined and the yoke is worked in 1 piece with raglan shaping. A front band of vertical 1x1 rib is knitted separately and sewn on with mattress stitch, but a simpler pick-up-and-knit-button band may be substituted. Magic Loop, 2 circulars or any other pefered method of working small knitting circumfreces in the round can be substituted for double pointed needles (DPN).

Jamieson and Smith Shetland Supreme is an undyed, fingering/jumper weight woolen spun yarn. Similar yarns would be Jamiesons Spindrift, Harrisville Shetland or Brooklyn Tweed Loft. If substituting a different style of yarn please look for Sport weight yarns that knit at a gauge of 22 stitches x 34 rows= 4” in Stockinette stitch.

Finished Measurements
Bust – 33 ¾ (36 ½, 39 ½, 42 ¼, 45 ¼, 48, 51)” not including the button band
Length – 22(22-22½-23-23½-24)“

Sample shown is 36 ½” and worn with 1” positive ease.

Materials
1100(1300, 1500, 1690, 1880, 2050) yards Jumper weight yarn.

Shown here:
Jamieson and Smith Shetland Supreme 188yrds/172m 50 grs): 6(7-8-9-10-11) balls #2004 “Moorit”

6 15mm buttons

Needles
US 5/3.75mm and US 3/3.25mm circular needles, 32” or longer for body

A set of 4 US 5/3.75mm and US 3/3.25mm DPN for sleeves

Notions required
4 Stitch markers, stitch holders, a spare needle for the 3-Needle bind off, tapestry needle.

Gauge
22 stitches x 34 rows= 4” in Reverse Stockinette Stitch

Adjust needle size to obtain gauge.