Rondo cardigan by Petra Breakstone

Rondo cardigan

January 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1115 - 1605 yards (1020 - 1468 m)
Bust sizes 34" to 52"
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I never knew how much I would like wearing a cardigan until I created this one. The chic and comfy Rondo cardigan is knitted top down in one piece and in two colors. The body is knitted flat and the sleeves in the round.
The added straps with hardware rings as closure rather than predictable buttons add a bit of attitude and chic. It’s good to be different, right?

In sizes S, M, L, XL and XXL, to fit bust measurements
34”/36”, 38”/40”, 42”/44”, 46”/48” and 50”/52” with 0”-2” of ease.

You may like the Body longer (you would need more yarn) and the Sleeves could be 3/4 length.

The pattern has been tech edited and test knitted. It is written, has a schematic, a color chart and a photo tutorial for adding the closure straps.

A light worsted tube yarn called Rondo. 132 yards/50 grams a skein in a Viscose/Polyamide blend that lends great structure to this project.
C1: 8/9/10/10/11 skeins
C2: 1/2/2/2/2 skeins
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Alternatively use either a DK or a light worsted weight yarn
C1: 985/1100/1210/1315/1420 yards
C2: 130/145/160/175/185 yards

US size 4 (3.5 mm) circular needle 36” (90 cm) in length
6 D-rings about 1” (2.5 cm) in width
Darning needle

20 sts and 30 rows in 4” of Stockinette stitch

Level of Expertise Advanced Beginner/Intermediate

Knit, purl, knitting flat and in the round, stranded knitting, increasing, seaming straps

Specific Measurements

Bust circumference: S 36.25”, M 40.5”, L 44.5”, XL 48.5”, XXL 52.25”

Hem circumference: S 35.25”, M 39.5”, L 43.5”, XL 47.5”, XXL 51.25”

Yoke depth: S 10”, M 10.5” L 11.25” XL 11.75”, XXL 12.25”

Yoke circumference: S 52.8”, M 58.2”, L 63.5”, XL 68.8”, XXL 74.8”

Sleeve circumference: S 10.5”, M 11.75”, L 13” XL 14.25”, XXL 16”

Sleeve length: S 17.5”, M18”, L 18.25”, XL 18.25”, XXL 18.25”

Garment length: S 22”, M 22.5”, L 23.25”, XL 23.75”, XXL 24.25”

Neck circumference: S 18” M 19.25”, L 20”, XL 21.25”, XXL 22”

Metric Measurements and Yarn Requirements
In sizes S, M, L, XL and XXL, to fit bust measurements 86cm/91.5cm,
96.5cm/101.5cm, 106.5cm/111.5cm, 116.5cm/122cm and 127cm/132cm with 0-5cm of ease.