Kouhei by Whitney Hayward

Kouhei

Knitting
February 2019
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 17 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
734 - 1252 yards (671 - 1145 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)

This pattern can be found in issue 7 of Laine Magazine.

Kouhei is a swingy, wide cardigan with minimal trim and stitch patterns. The cardigan is wide bodied, full of plenty of ease. A slipped stitch selvedge at the cardigan fronts and sides makes a pretty edge, and provides stability for the cardigan fronts, which do not have a picked-up edge. Knit this cardigan from the bottom up, flat, until the underarm, where the cardigan fronts and back are separated and worked flat until the shoulder. The cardigan hem and sleeves are raw edge stockinette.

SIZES
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)

Shown in size M. Recommended ease: 11–15” / 28–38 cm of positive ease.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Hip circumference: 45.75 (49, 55.5, 58.75, 65, 69.25)” / 114.5 (122.5, 138.5, 146.5, 162.5, 173.5) cm.
Fronts width (at hip): 10.25 (10.75, 12.25, 12.75, 14.5, 15)” / 25.5 (26.5, 30.5, 32, 36, 37.5) cm.
Length to underarm: 14.25 (14.75, 15.25, 15.75, 16.25, 16.75)” / 36 (37, 38, 39.5, 40.5, 42) cm.
Armhole opening: 8.5 (9, 9.5, 9.75, 10.25, 10.75)” / 21 (22.5, 23.5, 24.5, 26, 27) cm.
Length of sleeve (from pick-up edge): 3” / 7.5 cm.
Shoulder to shoulder width: 30.5 (32, 37.25, 39, 43.25, 46.5)” / 76 (80, 93.5, 97.5, 108, 116) cm.
Shoulder depth: 5.75” / 14 cm.
Shoulder width: 12.25 (12.75, 15.5, 16, 18.25, 19.25)” / 30.5 (32, 38.5, 40, 45.5, 48) cm.
Back neck width: 5.75 (6.5, 6.5, 7, 7, 8)” / 14.5 (16, 16, 17.5, 17.5, 20) cm.

MATERIALS
Yarn: 7 (7, 9, 10, 11, 12) skeins of Luft by Woolfolk (55% Ultimate Merino, 45% Organic Pima cotton, 109 yds / 100 m – 50 g), colourway L6 Black. 734 (751, 950, 1031, 1127, 1252) yds / 672 (687, 869, 943, 1031, 1145) m of bulky weight yarn.

Needles: US 10.5 / 6.5 mm 32” / 80 cm circular needles, set of US 10.5 / 6.5 mm DPNs for cardigan sleeves, and an extra US 10.5 / 6.5 mm needle for 3-needle bind-off.

Notions: Stitch markers, waste yarn and tapestry needle.


GAUGE
15 sts x 17 rows to 4” / 10 cm on US 10.5 / 6.5 mm needles in stockinette stitch, after blocking.