Scrapbook Cardigan for Adults by Anne B Hanssen

Scrapbook Cardigan for Adults

June 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch and patterns (except the petal border)
US 4 - 3.5 mm
900 - 1450 yards (823 - 1326 m)
see notes below
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It was when I worked my child cardigan: that I realized that this design would be awesome in an adult version.
So, here it is!
I followed “the scrap-book idea” and added more patterns. They all worked so beautifully together!
It’s the perfect knit when you want to try out several stitch-patterns (and don’t want those endless rows of stockinette sts).

I didn’t want to interfere with the rhythm of the beautiful patterns too much and decided for a classic cardigan with no shaping and raglan-shaping for great fit. The lower body is rather short (but not cropped). The length could easily be changed by adding or subtracting pattern repeats.

All the pattern sections, apart from the petal border, might change place - just play around for your personal cardigan (or follow the patterns in the order as given).

The short sleeves are started from the petal border and continued in stockinette sts. The upper body is shaped by raglan-decreases. The crew-neck is classic and flattering.

The cardigan is worked bottom-up and seamlessly. The lower body is worked bottom-up and back and forth to underarms. The sleeves are worked bottom-up and in-the-round to underarms. Sleeves and body are joined and upper body is worked in one piece with regular raglan-decreases. Stitches are picked up to work the neckline and the button-band/buttonhole-band.

Finished bust circumference, when buttoned:
85/88/91/94/98/101/104/108/111/114/118/121cm = 33.5/34.5/36/37/38.5/40/41/42.5/43.5/45/46.25/48”

Yarn: I recommend that you use a sport weight yarn with great stitch-definition. I used the sport weight, Pashmina from Madeline tosh to work the cardigan. This yarn comes in skeins of 329 meters/360 yards. You will need approximately 900/950/1000/1050/1100/1150/1200/1250/1300/1350/1400/1450 yards to work the cardigan. Yardage needed might vary from yarn to yarn and from one knitter to another.
Needles: Choose needle size to obtain gauge. I used needle size 3.5mm/US4, this is a suggestion only. For the lower and upper body I recommend a long circular needle. For the sleeves you might use a set of 5 dpns or a circular needle (if working the magic loop). For the neckline and button-bands you can use a circular, or straight needles.
Notions: 4 removable stitch-markers, separate holders (if grafting the underarms), buttons 12mm/0.5” across.

24 sts and 30-32 rows in stockinette (and all patterns, except for the petal border) = 10 x 10cm / 4 x 4”

The pattern
The pattern is easy and comprehensible to follow.
All measurements are in cm’s as well as in inches.
All necessary stitch-counts are given.
There is a schematic. Please note that the pattern sections are written, not charted.
All pattern sections are written out row-by-row. No difficult sts. The unusual stitches are clearly explained.
Knitting skills: intermediate