Textura Xardigan by Boadicea Binnerts

Textura Xardigan

Knitting
December 2016
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in Brioche Rib
7.0 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
820 - 1640 yards (750 - 1500 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL,2X) (72/76, 80/86, 91/96, 102/106, 111/116,121/126) cm 28/30(32/34, 36/38, 40/42, 44/46,48/50)” bust circumference
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This loose, relaxed cardigan is wonderful to toss on over everything, be it jeans, a suit or a dress. It has an overall minimalist look, enlivened by the textured fabric, fashionable high-necked shape and easy pockets. It’s oversized shape ensures comfort, and the long length will make you fit in with the latest fashion. The broken brioche stitch gives it textural interest.
It can be made up of thick, lightweight cotton so it won’t be too hot, or a nice lightweight wool to keep you warm in winter. Modify it to suit your figure ( shown here in the extra tall version) and let it hug you all day long!

Design notes
Bottom-up
Raglan sleeves
Broken brioche stitch
Tubular CO

Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X) 72/76 (80/86, 91/96, 102/106, 111/116, 121/126)cm - 28/30 (32/34, 36/38, 40/42, 44/46, 48/50) inch bust circumference.
Finished measurements: (laid flat): 55(60, 65, 70, 75,80)cm – 22( 24, 26, 28, 30,32) inches (8”positive ease around bust).
Sample Garment Measurements: Armpit to armpit (laid flat and closed) 60cm (24”).
Model is 1.82m (6’) tall(size S) and wearing a lengthened size M

Yarn
Linea Pura Cashsilk by Lana Grossa (bulky / 10 ply, 85% Cotton, 15% Silk) 109 yards/50 gr, 10(12,14,15,16,18) skeins in Cream 407; 1200(1300,1500,1600,1700,1900) yards.
Alternatives: Combine two lightweight cotton dk or sport yarns(not pure cotton, but mixed with nylon, polyester or wool), like Garnstudio Drops Cotton Light, Knit Picks Comfy Worsted, or Colourmart dk . For winter, Garnstudio Drops Air or other chainette/air/blown yarns.

Gauge
12 st and 18 rows = 4”/10 cm in (loosely knit) broken brioche stitch

Needles
7 or 8 mm/10 or 11 US 32” circular needles, or the size you need to get gauge; I use Addi Turbos.

Notions
4 stitch markers
Thick yarn needle
Crochet needle 7 or 8mm, K10 1/2 to M-13 US