Mortmain Cardigan by Anna Elliott

Mortmain Cardigan

Knitting
May 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in worked over st st
US 6 - 4.0 mm
820 - 2461 yards (750 - 2250 m)
75 (83, 94.5, 103.5, 113, 123, 134.5, 142, 151)/ 29½ (32½, 37¼, 40¾, 44½, 48½, 53, 56, 59½) inch chest. Cropped and Hip Length versions given.
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I love novels with memorable descriptions of characters’ clothes and Dodie Smith’s I Capture The Castle is one of my favourites in this respect. The image of Rose Mortmain managing to look ravishing in the wardrobe she and her sister have home-dyed in shades of green is brilliant– so this cardigan is a tribute to her. A slip stitch pattern gives structure to this neat little garment with a round neck, garter stitch borders and bracelet length sleeves. Make a cute cropped version for casual style or choose the hip length version for a more classic feel. If you fancy a flash of hidden colour, knit the pocket linings in a contrasting shade.
Skills required
Slipping stitches; using yarn overs to create buttonholes; decreasing using k2tog and ssk; picking up and knitting stitches from a cast off edge; seaming flat pieces using mattress stitch.
Yarn required
DK yarn with good stitch definition
Cropped version: 750 (850, 950, 1100, 1200, 1350, 1450, 1600, 1750)m/ 850 (950, 1050, 1200, 1350, 1500, 1600, 1750, 2000) yds
Hip length version: 1000 (1100, 1250, 1400, 1550, 1750, 1900, 2050, 2250) m/ 1100 (1200, 1400, 1500, 1700, 1900, 2100, 2250, 2500) yds