Vetiver Cardigan by Sofia Sackett

Vetiver Cardigan

November 2021
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 10 - 6.0 mm
850 - 1400 yards (777 - 1280 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL) (2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
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The Vetiver Cardigan is a cropped, boxy, oversized cardigan with beginner-friendly cabled balloon sleeves. Vetiver is a fragrant grass that is earthy, woody, and warm, whose oil is often referred to as “the oil of tranquility”. This cardigan was designed to bring you the same warmth and comfort, whether you are an adventurous beginner or an advanced knitter.

XS (S, M, L, XL) (2X, 3X, 4X, 5X) designed to fit bust sizes of:
28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46) (48-50, 52-54, 56-58, 60-62) in
71-76 (81-86, 91.5-96.5, 101.5-106.5, 111.5-117) (122-127, 132-137, 142-147, 152-158) cm

Approximate finished bust circumference (when buttoned):
37.5 (42, 45.75, 51.5, 57) (62.5, 67.25, 72.75, 78.25) in
95.5 (106, 116.5, 131, 145) (159, 171, 185, 199) cm

Size Guide
The Vetiver Cardigan is designed to have a drop shoulder and a lot of positive proportional ease around the waist, while maintaining some structure around the bust. The cardigan is designed to include approximately 10-15 inches (25-38 cm) of positive ease.
This pattern is extremely forgiving and customizable. On the whole, the exact stitch count does not matter, and I will have marked in each area where you should try on the garment to test fit and see if you need more or less cast on stitches, rows, or increases.

14 sts x 19 rows per 4 x 4” (10 x 10 cm) square in blocked stockinette stitch

Size US10 (6 mm) 32-inch circulars and 16-inch circulars (or DPNs)
Cable needle or third similarly sized needle.
A tapestry needle and a sewing needle.

Yarn Requirements
850 (925, 1000, 1075, 1150) (1200, 1275, 1350, 1400) yds
777 (846, 915, 983, 1050) (1100, 1165, 1235, 1280) m
Note that if you alter the length or width of the panels or sleeves, your requirements will vary

Suggested Yarn
Sample – We Are Knitters The Petite Wool in Olive (100g, 142yds/140m)
If you want to use this yarn, the discount code MGMYBWQCS will give you $12 off your first purchase with We Are Knitters! You would need 6 (6, 7, 7, 8) (8, 9, 9, 9) skeins of The Petite Wool to complete this cardigan.

Another option is KnitPicks Wool of the Andes Bulky (100g, 137yds/125m), which would require 6 (7, 8, 8, 9) (9, 10, 10, 11) skeins.

Construction Overview
You will begin by knitting the back panel of the cardigan from the bottom up (and testing for fit). Then you will knit the 2 front panels bottom up to match the length of the back panel and either bind off or transfer the stitches to scrap yarn. Seam the shoulders using mattress stitch or the Three-Needle bind off.
Next, you will begin by casting on at the cuff of the first sleeve, increasing to create the balloon sleeve effect, and begin cables. Around ¾ of the way up the sleeve you will begin increases to accommodate for the upper arm as needed and then bind off. Then you will attach the sleeves using the perpendicular invisible seaming technique and continue on to seam the front and back panels together with the vertical invisible seaming technique. (Both explained within the pattern)
Next you will pick up stitches starting at the bottom of the right front panel for the button band. Bind off. Attach buttons and weave in ends and you’re done!