Quick Sand by Heidi Kirrmaier

Quick Sand

April 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in st st
US 9 - 5.5 mm
535 - 975 yards (489 - 892 m)
Finished Sizes (inches at bust): XS (31 ½), S (34 ½), M1 (37 ¾), M2 (41), L(44), XL (47 ¼), XXL (51 ½)
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A sleek, minimalist design that lets the yarn shine! To the discerning eye of a knitter it will be apparent that the shaping is achieved through elegantly placed lifted increases throughout the yoke and carried down the back. A few short rows are used to make the front sections a touch shorter than the back. Altogether, the result is a simple and wearable cardigan.

It is worked from the top down, entirely seamlessly. The instructions comprise only a few repetitive elements, so it’s easy to find your knitting rhythm. Suitable for a knitter with some experience with top down knitting.

It works best in a yarn that has some drape. If made in linen, it will take you through summer; if made in wool or alpaca, it will be equally wearable in cooler months.

Intended to fit with 0-3½ inches (0-8 cm) of positive ease.

If you are looking for lighter weight version of a similar design Fine Sand is knit in DK yarn at a gauge of 22 sts per 10 cm.

Yarn requirements m / yds (skeins of Kestrel; shown in colour ‘Sand’):

XS - 490 m / 535 yds (8)
S - 560 m / 610 yds (9)
M1 - 610 m / 665 yds (9)
M2 - 690 m / 755 yds (10)
L - 780 m / 850 yds (12)
XL - 835 m / 910 yds (13)
XXL - 910 m / 995 yds (14)

Some yarn substitutes to consider are:
Garnstudio Bomull-Lin
Rowan Summer Tweed
Shibui Heichi
Diamond Luxury Collection Baby Alpaca