Nikko Cardigan by Donna Estin

Nikko Cardigan

November 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in Slanted Bamboo
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1107 - 1968 yards (1012 - 1800 m)
S (M, L, 1X, 2X)
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Skill Level: Intermediate

Women’s S (M, L, 1X, 2X) Shown in Size M

Finished Measurements
Chest at underarm: 34 (38, 42, 46, 50)”/86.5 (96.5, 106.5, 117, 127) cm
Length: 25 (26, 27.5, 28.5, 29.5)”/63.5 (66, 70, 72, 75) cm

Materials and Equipment
Blue Sky Fibers WOOLSTOK (123yds/112m, 50g, 100% Fine Highland Wool)
in the following colors: MC: Highland Fleece #1303, 9 (10, 12, 14, 16)
hanks and CC: Earth Ivy #1309, 2 hanks

US Size 7 (4.5mm) circular needles, 32”
US Size 8 (5mm) circular needles, 32”
Tapestry Needle
Cable Needle
1 interior small clear flat button approx. 10 mm
3 toggles approx. 40 mm
Optional: Sewing needle and thread for interior buttons with holes too small for tapestry needle

Nikko Cardigan packs a lot of details into a simple, versatile cardi. The off-center opening is accented by a narrow, contrasting-color band with artistic button loops to close the front with either buttons or toggles. Delicate lace/cable cuffs and hem provide an anchor for the contrasting color which transitions into an all-over slanted bamboo pattern worked in simple knit and purl stitches. The modified drop shoulder makes for easy shaping.

You can adjust the neckline drop by where you position the buttons, for a higher neck, new buttons closer to the side seam. For a deeper neck, sew them closer to the opening.