Otira Cardigan by Hanging Rock Roost

Otira Cardigan

Knitting
February 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1301 - 2297 yards (1190 - 2100 m)
XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL, XXXXL
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Otira Cardigan is so easy to wear. Pop her on with your favourite jeans or dress her up with a gorgeous dress and heels for a night on the town. The waterfall front opening drapes so beautifully that you don’t need to add buttons, but if you like to do your cardigans up, you could easily add a wee button at each corner of the waterfall and wear her ballet cardigan style.

The striking hem detail is where Otira Cardigan gets her name. It reminds me of the girders on all the bridges as we thread our way precariously through the Otira Gorge, in New Zealand’s South Island. You will be working top down, using the contiguous sleeve method developed by Susie Myers, SusieM on Ravelry http://ravelry.com/people/SusieM

Sizes
Sizes are measured by upper bust circumference.
XS – 76 cm / 30 in
S – 86 cm / 34 in
M – 97 cm / 38 in
L – 107 cm / 42 in
XL – 117 cm / 46 in
XXL – 127 cm / 50 in
XXXL – 137 cm / 54 in
XXXXL – 147 cm / 58 in.

Supplies
– 3 (4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins Harnie Hoolies Designs Silky Bah Lamb 4 ply yarn (350m/383yd per 100g)*
– 3.25 mm (US 3) circular knitting needle**
– 3.5 mm (US 4) circular knitting needle**
– 4 stitch markers (plus extras if you’d like to use them throughout the textured hem panel - there are no instructions for this, so use them at your own discretion)
– waste yarn for your sleeve sts
– darning needle.
* Always make sure that your gauge matches the pattern as we all knit at different gauges — especially if you’re substituting yarn. The sample used approx 365 g of Harnie Hoolies Designs Silky Bah Lamb, Shark Week colourway and is size M. If substituting yarn, use approx 1190 (1330, 1440, 1530, 1700, 1820, 1980, 2100) m / 1300 (1460, 1580, 1670, 1860, 1990, 2170, 2300) yd fingering weight (4ply) yarn.
** Or needles that will allow you to achieve correct gauge.

Gauge
26 sts x 35 rows = 10 x 10cm (4 x 4in), on 3.5mm (US 4) needles, blocked and rested.

Finished bust sizes
81 (91, 102, 112, 122, 132, 142, 152) cm / 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60) in.