Ship Shape Cardigan by Heidi Kirrmaier

Ship Shape Cardigan

Knitting
May 2024
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
990 - 2225 yards (905 - 2035 m)
Finished body circumference (inches): XXS (33½); XS (35¾); S1 (38); S2 (40); M1 (42¼); M2 (45); L (48); XL (51½); 2X (55); 3X (58¾); 4X (63); 5X (66½); 6X (70)
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How it’s knit:
This cardigan is worked seamlessly from the top down, beginning with the 2 shoulder gussets. Stitches for the body are picked up along their edges and knit straight, until sleeve stitches are picked up and worked with the body stitches while shaping the armholes. The body is knit flat, and front edges are finished with a slipped stitch edge and buttonholes at the same time as the front pieces are knit. The sleeves are knit in the round. Collar stitches are picked up and knit at the end.

Fit:
The finished circumference measurements (when buttoned up) are given above. Suggested ease is approximately 4 - 7 inches, which means selecting a size that measures 4 - 7 inches more than your actual chest circumference. But you can choose whatever fit you prefer!

Body length from underarm is about 12-13 inches (30-33 cm) depending on size. If you want to change the length, the yarn required may be impacted.

Yarn:
The sample was knit in Appledore DK from John Arbon Textiles. A few other yarn ideas are suggested above as well.

Yarn Requirements: C1 / C2 (yards)
C1 = ribbing colour

XXS: 550 / 440
XS: 575 / 465
S1: 625 / 500
S2: 640 / 540
M1: 690 / 550
M2: 755 / 615
L: 820 / 660
XL: 900 / 725
2X: 950 / 770
3X: 1000 / 810
4X: 1100 / 875
5X: 1170 / 940
6X: 1240 / 985