Mrs Claus' Cardigan by Claudia Krisniski

Mrs Claus' Cardigan

Knitting
October 2021
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stranded 2 color
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1960 - 3500 yards (1792 - 3200 m)
7 adult Sizes 40 42 45 47 49 52 54”
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Mrs Claus’ Cardigan Sweater
a countrywool Learn Knitting Techniques pattern ©2021
59 spring road hudson * ny * 12534 (518)828-4554
on the web: www.Countrywool.com

Knit this stranded, boxy cardigan sweater in-the-round on circular needles from the hemmed bottom up, with fully patterned steeked center front, neck and armholes. Sleeves are picked up and knit down to the hemmed cuffs. 7 Faroe inspired jacquard color stitch patterns are included.

(Steek finishing skills are assumed..see matching RED STEEKED HEADBAND (or cowl!) pattern for full steeking and gauge help).

Gauge: 6 stitches and 7 rounds = 1” in stranded, two-color pattern stitch using largest needle

The best way to determine which needle size will give an accurate gauge is to make a circular swatch with the yarn to be used. Make a 2 color stranded swatch testing similar needle sizes until the correct gauge is achieved. Some yarns and gauges will stretch when washed and blocked. Be flexible enough to change the needles if needed, and keep careful notes.

MATERIALS NEEDED:
AEGEAN TWEED wool/100 grams/328 yds:
SCARLET (MC) 4, 5, 5, 6, 7, 7, 8 and
CREAM (CC) 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3
Needles: 32” circular needles: US#2 and #4 OR #3 and #5 (as needed for gauge)
16” circular needle US#4 OR #5 (or as needed for gauge)
12” circular needle US#4 OR #5 (or as needed for gauge) for lower sleeves OR dbl pointed ndls
Double pointed needles (sleeve hem) US#2 OR #3 (or as needed for gauge)
Crochet hook US #C/2.25 mm + 5 yards smooth waste yarn
7 Double Ended Stitch Holders
Needle Felting tools: 5 needle punch, single needle punch and brush felting base
5-7 ½” buttons
Tapestry needle that will fit, threaded with yarn, though the buttons
Post It Notes/Highlighter Tape/magnetic board (for following charts)

SIZES 40 42 45 47 49 52 54

  1. chest(buttoned) 39.8, 42.1, 44.5, 46.8, 49.1, 51.5, 53.8”
  2. side body length 14.5, 15, 15.5, 16, 16.5, 17, 17.5”
  3. hem depth 1.25 1.25 1.25 1.25 1.25 1.25 1.25”
  4. sleeve length 16 16.25 16.5 17 17.5 18 18.5
  5. cuff depth 1 1 1 1 1 1 1”
  6. shoulder depth 7 7.5 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5”
  7. band edge depth .75 .75 .75 .75 .75 .75 .75” TOTAL LENGTH 21.5 22.5 23 24 25 26 27”

There will be an ONLINE ZOOM CLASS for this sweater starting in January 2022. See the COUNTRYWOOLERS group here on Ravelry for more info and to sign up.