Humphrey Cardigan by Mindie Tallack

Humphrey Cardigan

July 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in textured pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
328 - 684 yards (300 - 625 m)
0-6 months, 6-12 months, 1-2 years, 3-4 years
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The Humphrey Cardigan is the cardigan version of the Humphrey V-neck jumper.

Knitted seamlessly from the top down, the cardigan has an all-over textured pattern which adds interest and warmth to a classic shawl collar cardigan.

Knitting begins at the neck. The raglan yoke is worked back and forth to the armholes. The sleeves stitches are separated and put on hold, stitches cast on for the underarms, and the body worked down to the ribbing. The sleeve stitches are picked up and worked down in the round.
Finally, stitches are picked up around the whole front of the cardigan for the button bands and collar. This is worked in a k1p1 rib, using German short rows to form the shawl collar.

I have added two widths for the shawl collar, the original narrow one, and a wider version.

Charts are provided for the front V-neck shaping and pattern placement, up to the point where the sleeves are separated.
However, I have also given full written instructions for the yoke if you do not like to follow charts. There are no ’at the same time’ instructions in the pattern.

Finished chest measurements: 46 (51, 56, 61) cm / 18 (20, 22, 24) inches.

When deciding which size to knit, please use the age ranges as a guide only. Choose a size based on chest measurement plus ease.

Techniques Used: Knitting in the round, maintaining pattern while shaping, directional increases and decreases in both knit and purl, picking up stitches, German short rows. It will help to have knowledge of seamless garment construction.

Thank you to all my wonderful test-knitters who do an amazing job!