wild rose cardigan by alfa knits

wild rose cardigan

Knitting
March 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with the 3.25 mm / US 3 needle
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1640 - 2734 yards (1500 - 2500 m)
XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL: see notes
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Wild rose is a cardigan with an innovative construction in the same manner as her sister Babe.

There is no sewing, seaming or intarsia involved. First, the sleeves are worked bottom up featuring delicate branches and flowers in stranded colorwork. The sleeves are extra long but can be shortened very easily.
Then the body is worked top down with a stretchy, leafy lace stitch pattern. Finally, stitches are picked up to work the button bands.
The colorwork is charted only and is bundled in a separate pdf providing more tips on working fair isle and stranded knitting.

Wild roses is an e-book containing four patterns: a cardigan, cowl, hat and fingerless mitts.

Get all four patterns in one e-book: Wild roses for 15 euro.

Tech edited by Sue-Cat

Sizes
XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
finished measurements chest: 33, 35½, 39¼, 44, 48, 54¼ “ (84, 90, 100, 112, 122, 138 cm)

Intended to be worn with positive ease (6 to 25 cm / 2½ to 10”). To decide which is the best size for you, measure your high bust (under the armpits) and check also your arm circumference. Model is wearing M with ± 10 cm / 4“ of positive ease.

What you’ll need
fingering / 4ply weight
MC1 (body) ± 950/1050/1150/1300/1400/1600 m (1050/1150/1260/1450/1550/1750 yards)
MC2 (sleeves) ± 470/500/550/600/660/750 m (520/550/600/660/720/820 yards)
CC1 (green in the sample): 45 to 90 m ( 50 to 100 yards)
and CC2 (white in the sample): 45 to 90 m (50 to 100 yards)
2.75 mm (US 2) circular needle for the cuffs and buttonbands
two 3.25 mm (US 3) circular needles and straight needles (optional)
3.5 mm (US 4) circular needle or double pointed needles to work the sections with the stranded flowers (if necessary)
3.5 mm (US 4) circular needle or straight needles to work the bottom part of the body
6 markers
6 buttons (diameter 18 mm / ¾” )

Gauge
stockinette with the 3.25 mm (US 3) needle and blocked: 28 sts and 40 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4”x4”)