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The Sunday Cardigan is knit from the top down with one strand of Inca Wool and two strands of silk mohair held together throughout the work. The yoke is knit back and forth in rib and shaped with increases.
The button bands are knit simultaneously with the rest of the cardigan, so you do not have to pick up stitches at the end.
The body and sleeves are knit in stockinette stitch and are finished with a wide rib edge. The sleeves are extra-long.
The neckband is folded in and sewn to the wrong side. The button holes are constructed at the end by widening up a hole in the knit fabric (and are thus not worked as you knit the button band); they are secured and shaped by sewing along the edges of the button holes with buttonhole stitches (sewing).
There are lots of beautiful variations you can knit in yarns for this in combinations of wool held with a strand or two of silk mohair, as long as you get gauge.
12 stitches and 17 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles
700 - 875 yards (640 - 800 m)
US 10 - 6.0 mm -7.0 mm
Sizes: XS (S) M (L) XL
Bust circumference: 93 (99) 106 (113) 123 cm
Length: 52 (55) 58 (65) 67 cm (incl. folded neckband)
Gauge: 12 stitches x 17 rows in stockinette stitch = 10 x 10 cm on 7 mm needles
Suggested needle sizes: 6 mm (80 or 100 cm) circular needle, 7 mm (40 and 80 and/or 100 cm) circular needle, 6 mm double pointed needles (dpns)
Materials: 400 (400) 400 (500) 500 g bulky weight wool held together with 125 (150) 150 (175) 175g Soft Silk Mohair from Knitting For Olive (25 g = 210 m) or with Silk Mohair from Isager Yarn (25 g = 212 m) or other beautiful silk mohair yarns.
Note that you will knit with one strand bulky weight wool held together with two strands of silk mohair throughout the work (the amounts above represent the total yardage needed).
Five buttons (28 mm).
This is a printed pattern not a PDF.