Stashdance cardigan by Susan Ashcroft

Stashdance cardigan

Knitting
January 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
17.5 stitches = 4 inches
in slipped stitch pattern
US 7 - 4.5 mm
984 - 1300 yards (900 - 1189 m)
one size (fits up to US12/UK16) - for the moment
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You can purchase this pattern as part of the Easy-knit cardigans collection - it’s the price of one pattern - there will probably be more, but I’m not making promises at the moment. ☻
For now you get the prep sheet with info on yarn choice and swatching.
The KAL will start on Feb. 4th and the final version of the pattern will be sent to you by Feb. 3rd at the latest.
Meanwhile I am running a “beta test” for the final version of the pattern before release - you can find more info - here.
If you want to check out the test thread or ask questions - click here.

Also, post there if you are interested in testing the pattern in larger sizes. I’m hoping to add some, but cant’ make any guarantees at the moment.

This is a cardigan that’s almost as easy to knit as a shawl (uses about the same yardage as some shawls) and fits most people up to size US12/UK16 well.

The colour work is the easiest possible type - you basically knit stripes, with some slipped stitches on the RS - all WS rows are just purl.

The cardigan was originally designed to use a single skein of special yarn (fingering weight) to make it budget-friendly
- the idea was to use a reasonably-priced DK or worsted yarn as the MC and a single skein of more expensive special yarn as the CC.

This works if you are up to size US12/UK16 and don’t increase the body length (you can increase sleeve length according to the yarn you have).

If not, you’ll probably need more than a single skein of CC.

Scales can be handy if you’ll be cutting it close. ☻

Approx. yarn allowance for original size:

MC: 600 - 700m (DK or worsted)
CC: 400m (DK, sport or sock/fingering)

One of the testers got her teenage daughter who normally lives in hoodies to model it - and it immediately got adopted and wasn’t taken off for the whole day !! ☻

It turns out the adaptations I made to accommodate a large chest make for a slouchy fit that slimmer young people seem to like (5 of my 13 cardigans have been adopted and are much worn by young ladies in their 20s).