Willa by Sari Nordlund

Willa

Knitting
April 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in 0 cm over moss stitch on largest needles, knitted flat, blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
820 - 1340 yards (750 - 1225 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL) Bust circumference: 100 (110, 120, 130, 140, 150) cm / 39 (43, 47, 51, 55, 59) inches
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Willa cardigan is my love letter to wool and the friendships I have made through knitting. The cardigan started as a collaboration with Ruth from Raincloud & Sage, whose work I have admired on social media and with whom I’ve had the chance to connect and work with on a few previous occasions. With the Willa cardigan I wanted to create a classic cabled cardigan where the wool itself would take the center stage,, but with a modern twist that would make it exciting to knit and wear. I even named the cardigan after wool, as Willa is the old-fashioned spelling of the Finnish word for villa (meaning wool).

Willa cardigan is especially designed for Raincloud & Sage Homestead. It is knitted seamlessly from bottom upwards. The sleeves have long and slim cuffs and the rest of the sleeves are oversized. The yoke is shaped with raglan decreases. The body and the sleeves have cable and bobble patterns combined with moss stitch. The button band is picked up from the body and folded double for a finished look. The Willa cardigan works best with rustic, woolly yarns. Softer and smoother yarns might drape differently and change the look of the sleeves.

Sizes
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)
Bust circumference: 100 (110, 120, 130, 140, 150) cm / 39 (43, 47, 51, 55, 59) inches
Intended ease: 15-25 cm / 6-10 inches of positive ease around the bust
Upper arm circumference: 38 (38, 40, 40, 42, 42) cm / 15 (15, 15.75, 15.75, 16.5, 16.5) inches
Raglan length: 21 (22, 23, 24, 25, 26) cm / 8.25 (8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.25) inches
Length from hem to underarm: 30 cm / 12 inches
Sleeve length cuff to underarm: 46 cm / 18 inches
Total length (hem to collar): 54 (55, 56, 57, 58, 59) cm / 21.25 (21.5, 22, 22.5, 23, 23.25) inches

Yarn
5 (6, 7, 8, 8, 9) skeins of Raincloud & Sage Homestead (100% merino, 140 m / 153 yards per 100 g) or 750 (825, 910, 1025, 1100, 1225) m / 820 (910, 990, 1125, 1225, 1350) yards of worsted weight yarn

Gauge
19 sts and 28 rows = 10 cm over moss stitch on size C needles, knitted flat, blocked.

Needles
Size A: 4.0 mm / US 6 for the button band (circular needle with a cable of at least 80 cm / 32 inches)
Size B: 4.5 mm / US 7 for the ribbing (circular needle with a cable of at least 80 cm / 32 inches, and DPNs if not using magic loop method)
Size C: 5.0 mm / US 8 for the main pattern (circular needle with a cable of at least 80 cm / 32 inches, and DPNs if not using magic loop method)

Notions
stitch markers
cable needle (if using)
4 removable stitch markers
sewing needle
waste yarn
4 buttons (about 2.5 cm / 1 inch diameter)