Waterlily Cardigan by Sus Gepard

Waterlily Cardigan

Knitting
April 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Reverse stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1230 - 1680 yards (1125 - 1536 m)
S - M - L - XL
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This pattern is available from gepardgarn.dk for kr.75.00.

Waterlily is Sus Gepard’s contribution to the eight edition of the Finnish knitting magazine Laine Magazine. A very classical cardigan with a round yoke … and then again! While yoked cardigans and sweaters can sometimes get a somewhat heavy fit around the chest and shoulders, Sus’ design is the result of extensive experiments with short rows on the back. The finished result has a lighter and neater look with a slightly upward-sweeping fit. The short rows also makes the cardigan lie beautifully flat to the nape of the neck without breaking the gorgeous pattern of mohair flowers. The flowers are worked by slipping the mohair yarn through a grid of lace-worked eyelets. The result is a floral fan which has of course inspired the naming of the cardigan.

Waterlily as seen in Laine 8 is knitted using Gepard Wild WoolSilk which lends a beautiful, silky lustre to the finished work. The design, however, is equally gorgeous when using the wool-alpaca-blend Pura Lana – see images for examples. The yardage is unchanged, and if you do not find your preferred color combo among our suggestions, you can see the yarn requirements in the tab yardage and sizes and make your own gorgeous combination.

Sizes: S (M, L, XL)
Bust circumference: 36 (37.5, 40.75, 45.25)” / 90 (94, 102, 113) cm
Body length: 20.75 (21.25, 22.25, 22.75)” / 52 (54, 56, 58) cm
Upperarm circumference: 12.5 (13.25, 14, 14.75)” / 31 (33, 35, 37) cm

Yardage: 8-9 (9, 10, 11) balls of 50 g Wild Wool Silk + 1 ball of 25 g Kid Seta

Yarn alternative: Wild WoolSilk can be substituted with Pura Lana

Color suggestions:
Original: Wild WoolSilk color 810 + Kid Seta color 812
Jean & gasoline: Wild WoolSilk color 746 + Kid Seta color 1333
Totalpetroleum: Wild WoolSilk color 840 + Kid Seta color 1333
Salt & pepper: Wild WoolSilk color 101 + Kid Seta color 590
Silver: Wild WoolSilk color 520 + Kid Seta color 506
Bluestar: Wild WoolSilk color + Kid Seta color 1333
Bunny & brandy: Pura Lana color 152 + Kid Seta color 1007
Hydrangea: Pura Lana color 748 + Kid Seta color 610
Powder puff: Pura Lana color 417 + Kid Seta color 610

Notions: 4 buttons (size approx. 0.7”/18 mm), Approx. 40 opening stitch markers, waste yarn or stitch holders.

Needles: US 4 / 3.5 mm and US 5 / 3.75 mm, 24” / 60 cm circular needles and US 5 / 3.75 mm DPNs or 12” / 30 cm circular needle for ribbing. US 6 / 4 mm, 12” / 30 cm and 32” / 80 cm circular needles. A crochet hook US C or E / 3 or 3.5 mm for the Waterlily pattern. All in Koshitsu bamboo from Seeknit and Gepard.

Gauge:
20 sts x 27 rows in reverse stockinette stitch on US 6 / 4 mm needles with MC = 4” / 10 cm after blocking.
16 sts x 27 rows in Waterlily pattern on US 6 / 4 mm needles = 4” / 10 cm after blocking.
Needle size is a suggestion only. If your gauge is too loose or too tight, adjust needle size as necessary.