November Cardi by Jenise Hope

November Cardi

December 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 11 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 0 - 2.0 mm
1610 - 2760 yards (1472 - 2524 m)
to fit hip sizes 30-34 (34-38, 38-42, 42-46, 46-50, 50-54) in
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Just an easy wrap - something to throw over your favorite dress.

The clean shaping and fit depend on some details like waist shaping (sadly, often neglected in loose cut clothing), lovely curved increases for the sleeves, and a textured stitch pattern that likes to fold itself into vertical pleats, all on its own.
I don’t know about you, but I see these pictures of models with next-to-no curves, wearing a garment that has no curves, and they look pretty good. I want that sweater! But, when I try it on, it just doesn’t look the same on me - my body has too many curves of its own to fit a straight box of a sweater. These little details in this sweater means that while it has a loose fit, skimming over your curves, it likes to lie smoothly without bulky bunches. The wide shawl collar is visually slimming, and keeps your neck warm like a scarf. Be sure to pick next-to-skin-soft yarn, as the collar will be hugging your neck!

Maternity photos are shown on a six-month sized belly! The wide cut and overlapping collar still wrap and overlap, making it a nice option to wear under a coat to fill in the gap.

Note that while this pattern uses fingering weight yarn at a relatively dense gauge, you can easily substitute lace weight. You are likely to end up with a slightly longer cardigan (keep in mind that the one shown in on a petite model), which may or may not be what you want.

You will need 7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) balls of capretta.

November is the sixth and final sweater of my 2015 collection of fine-gauge sweaters. I asked myself; what if I made a whole collection of sweaters, exactly as I would like them to look, and feel, without worrying about how long they take to make, or how complicated the pattern might be…? Here is the result. In truth, they are not excessively complex, nor incredibly difficult, but, these patterns are not recommended for beginners. They are made for those who are comfortable knitting already, and want to use what they already know to get an unusually flattering and wearable garment.
That said, if you are adventuresome, and enjoy a long knit, some confident beginners might like them as a starting point to learn new skills. Just be aware that the pattern will not include detailed tutorials for the skills and stitches used, you will need to use google and YouTube for “how-tos”.
You will need to be comfortable (or willing to learn before you come to the point in the pattern where you need to use it) working knit and purl, increasing and decreasing, picking up stitches, and grafting (or three needle bind off).