ilo. Cardigan by Eline Alcocer

ilo. Cardigan

Crochet
March 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in herringbone half treble
3.0 mm
2.5 mm
1755 - 3600 yards (1605 - 3292 m)
1 (2, 3, 4) {5, 6, 7, 8}
UK
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ilo. is a lightweight, swingy cardigan with intricate and colourful detailing at the hem.

SIZES 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
82 (92, 102, 112, 122, 132, 142, 152) cm / 32 (36, 40, 44, 50, 54, 58, 62)”
finished bust circumference, buttoned up.
Cardigan can be worn with 0-5 cm / 0-2” positive ease, depending on desired fit.
Pictured: Model has a 92cm bust, stands 1m70 tall and wears a size 2.

CONSTRUCTION
ilo. is worked from the top down in a raglan construction. Invisible increases are incorporated after separating for body and sleeves to create a gentle A-line shape that finishes at the hips. The sleeves are worked flat in rows from the body before seaming. I-cord edging provides a neat finish to both the cuffs and buttonband.

YARN
Iloyarn Alpaca Superfine 3/11
(fingering weight; 100% alpaca; 183 m / 200 yds per 50g ball)
MC: 7520 (petrol blue) - 8 (9, 10, 11) {12, 13, 14, 15} balls
CC1: 2100 (light brown) - 1 (1, 2, 2) {2, 3, 3, 3} balls
CC2: 9039 (light pink) - 1 (1, 1, 1) {1, 1, 1, 1} ball
CC3: 9037 (dark pink) - 1 (1, 1, 1) {1, 1, 1, 1} ball

Yarn Alternatives
This cardigan is designed for a fingering weight yarn. Any yarn with a soft handle and good drape but also some strength will produce good results. Alpaca, non-superwash wool, etc.
If using a (blend with) plant-based fibre such as cotton or linen, consider shortening the length of the cardigan to avoid it stretching excessively over time.

Yardage required
MC: 1350 (1600, 1750, 1950) {2160, 2370, 2550, 2760} m / 1480 (1750, 1910) {2400, 2595, 2790, 3010} yds
CC1: 155 (180, 210, 230) {250, 275, 300, 330} m / 170 (200, 230, 255) {275, 300, 330, 365} yds
CC2: 65 (75, 85, 95) {105, 115, 125, 140} m / 70 (80, 95, 105) {115, 125, 140, 155} yds
CC3: 30 (30, 35, 40) {45, 50, 55, 60} m / 35 (35, 40, 45) {50, 55, 65, 70} yds

HOOKS, NEEDLES + NOTIONS
3mm and 2.5 mm hook, or as required to obtain gauge
4 removable stitch markers
Wool needle
3 buttons (10mm)

GAUGE
22 sts x 18 rows = 10 cm / 4” in HHTC stitch, measured after wet blocking.
Obtaining the correct stitch and row gauge is important to ensure a good fit.

TECHNIQUES TO ENJOY
Foundation stitches
Herringbone Half Treble
Spike Stitch
Catherine Wheel Stitch
Crochet i-cord edging

PATTERN INCLUDES

  • Clear written instructions in UK terms
  • Stitch diagram
  • UK to US term conversion chart
  • Printable colouring page for working out your own colour scheme
  • This pattern has been professionally tech-edited & test crocheted

SPECIAL THANKS
With thanks to Anna Solve at Tant Hulda for providing yarn support and encouragement, my diligent team of testers, and of course my tech editor Elly.