Wild Mix Cardigan by Boadicea Binnerts

Wild Mix Cardigan

February 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in moss stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
1500 - 2200 yards (1372 - 2012 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 is a wild concoction of beloved classics, joining Guernsey fisherman’s stitches with Dineh motifs. Combine it with experiments in garter & inside out stranded colorwork and fringes everywhere, you have a very modern take on the comfy winter cardigan. The zipper is an easy closure, the hood keeps you warm on a chilly morning or afternoon’s walk. It’s knit bottom-up, with the narrow sleeves knitted in top-down, the hood picked up from the neckline BO.

The sample is a long cardigan for a tall woman, but the separate motifs make it very easy to customize the cardigan to any length.

design features:
Guernsey stitches
fair-isle: garter, normal, inside out
sloped shoulder, set in sleeves, hood, zip closure

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.

finished measurements armpit (laid flat): 50(55, 60, 65, 70,75) cm 20 (22, 24, 26, 28,30)”. Chest: 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60) inches (4 inches of positive ease)
finished length: 75(80, 85, 90, 90,90)cm/30(32, 34, 36,36,36)”.
sample garment: model is 1.82m/6’, size S, and is wearing a lengthened L.

MC: Drops Nepal or Drops Air; 12-16 balls;
CC1: Lana Drossa Cool Wool big extrafein merino; 3 balls. Alternatives: any worsted weight yarn that knits up at gauge
CC2:Lana Grossa Bingo; 3 balls.
Yardage: For the full-length, tall woman(6ft) size L cardigan: about 2000 yards. For an average sized woman you can easily take 10 or even 20 percent off…1600/1800 yards ( including CCs), for a shorter figure even more.

Washed and blocked: 15 st/20 rows at 10cm/4” in pattern in the round.
6 and 6.5mm/size 10 and 10.5 US, 60” circular needles; I used Addi Turbos.

4 stitch markers, tapestry needle
70 cm zipper
MC can either be a single aran yarn or a composite yarn. If you use a composite yarn, use a base combination(called MC), then two base yarns + CC1(called MC1), then two base yarns + CC2(MC2).