Loop Hooded Cardigan by Bonnie Franz

Loop Hooded Cardigan

September 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Lace Rib patt on larger needle
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
900 - 1575 yards (823 - 1440 m)
35½ (39½, 44, 48, 53½)" circumference at underarm
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This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.

The half-sleeve Loop Hooded Cardigan is worked back and forth in one piece from the bottom up to the armholes and then the upper fronts and back are worked separately. This cardigan is a great layering piece over a business casual outfit.

Difficulty Intermediate

Yarn Weight 3

Finished Size 35½ (39½, 44, 48, 53½)“ circumference at underarm. Cardigan shown measures 39½”; modeled with 6½“ of positive ease.

Yarn Madelinetosh Tosh Merino DK (100% superwash Merino wool; 225 yd 205 m/3½ oz 100 g): Malmö, 4 (5, 5, 6, 7) skeins.

Needles Sizes 6 (4 mm) and 7 (4.5 mm): 32” circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Gauge 18 sts and 26 rows = 4” in Lace Rib patt on larger needle.

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  • This cardigan is worked back and forth in one piece to the underarm, and then the fronts and back are worked separately. The sleeves and hood are worked back and forth from the bottom up.
  • A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.
  • During shaping, if there are not enough stitches to work a decrease together with its companion yarnover, work the remaining stitch in reverse stockinette.
  • The lace rib pattern will not match at the shoulder seams for all sizes.

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