Betula

Knitting
December 2023
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in on US 4 / 3.5 mm needles in St St, after blocking.
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
920 - 1730 yards (841 - 1582 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8)
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The Betula cardigan is the perfect mix of cosy and cool. It is timeless, easy to combine with any outfit, and perfectly rounds up your winter wardrobe. The cardigan features a relaxed spread collar and button closure and is worked in pieces, from the bottom up.

SIZES
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8)

Recommended ease: 4–6” / 10–15 cm.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Chest Circumference: 36.75 (40, 44.5, 48.25, 52) (56, 60.5, 64.25)“ / 93 (101, 112, 121.5, 131) (141, 152, 161.5) cm.
Length from Back-Neck to Cast-On: 20.75 (21.5, 22, 23, 23.5) (23.5, 24, 24.25)” / 52.5 (54.5, 56, 58.5, 59.5) (59.5, 61, 61.5) cm.
Upper Arm Circumference: 14.25 (15, 15.75, 16.5, 17.75) (19.25, 20.75, 22)“ / 35.5 (37.5, 39.5, 41.5, 44.5) (48, 52, 55) cm.
Sleeve Length: 17.25 (17.25, 17.75, 17.75, 18) (18, 18.25 18.25)” / 44 (44, 45, 45, 45.5) (45.5, 46.5, 46.5) cm.

MATERIALS
Yarn: 10 (11, 12, 12, 14) (15, 16, 18) balls of Peer Gynt by Sandnes Garn (100% Norwegian wool, 100 yds / 91 m – 50 g), colourway 2720.

Or approx. 920 (1010, 1110, 1170, 1350) (1450, 1600, 1730) yds / 841 (924, 1015, 1070, 1234) (1326, 1463, 1582) m of Aran-weight yarn.

Alternative yarn suggestions are for example Nord Mix by Drops, Merino 120 Lang Yarns or Merino DK by La Bien Aimée.

Needles: US 4 / 3.5 mm circular needles and US 2.5 / 3 mm circular needles for collar and button bands.

Notions: Stitch markers, 6 buttons (approx. 0.75” / 2 cm in diameter).

GAUGE
21 sts x 28 rows to 4” / 10 cm on US 4 / 3.5 mm needles in St St, after blocking. Chart A + Chart B + Chart A width approx. 7”  / 18 cm.

NOTES
The cardigan has a simple V shape lace pattern with a column of ridges and vertical lines on either side, both on the fronts and the sleeves. The fronts, back and sleeves are worked flat in pieces and then seamed together using mattress stitch. Ribbing is worked around the cuffs and hem as well as on the collar and button bands.