Soft Contrast Cardigan by Vikki Bird

Soft Contrast Cardigan

Knitting
July 2020
yarn held together
Fingering
+ Fingering
= Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in st st using yarn held double after wet blocking
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
2625 - 4812 yards (2400 - 4400 m)
Finished Bust Size 30.25 (33.75, 38.25, 41.75, 46.25, 49.75, 54.25, 57.75, 62.25, 65.75)” to fit bust 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64)”
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Longline cardigans are the perfect casual piece to have on hand for quick trips out of the house or cozying up with a cup of coffee. This cardigan utilizes marling yarn for a nice blocked look to create the soft contrast between the cream and the black. Try colored marling yarn for a similar and vibrant effect.

Time: 1 month pattern

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 30.25 (33.75, 38.25, 41.75, 46.25, 49.75, 54.25, 57.75, 62.25, 65.75)” to fit bust 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64)”

0-2.25” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 33.75”

Gauge: 18 sts and 25 rows = 4” 10 cm in St st using yarn held double after wet blocking
Materials

Yarn: West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4-ply (75% Wool, 25% Nylon; 436 yards 400 meters/100 grams): 010 Milk Bottle (A, 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) balls), 099 Liquorice (B, 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6) balls)

Needles: US size 8 (5.0 mm) 40” and 16” circular, US size 7 (4.5 mm) DPNs

Notions: Markers (6), removable markers (2), spare needles/waste yarn for holding live sts, spare needle for joining rows of live sts

Pattern Notes

This cardigan is knitted from the top down with set-in sleeves.

Pockets are worked into the fabric of the cardigan towards the hem.

The stitches for the sleeves are picked up around the armholes and the sleeves are knitted down to the cuffs.

The cardigan is finished with an applied i-cord edging that is worked at the end.

The cardigan is knitted using two strands of 4 ply yarn held double, with the top and bottom sections being marled in two strands of the same color and the middle portion being knitted in one strand of each color.

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