The Copenhagen Cardigan is knit flat from the top down with raglan increases. The neckline is shaped with short rows. The cardigan is knit in stockinette stitch, with a vertical rib along the front edges for the button bands. The buttonholes are worked at the end (so you do not need to work them as you knit the button band). As an extra detail, the Copenhagen Cardigan features inside pockets. The sleeves are knit in the round in stockinette stitch either on double pointed needles (dpns) or on circular needles using Magic Loop technique.
The Copenhagen Cardigan is a short cardigan and it is designed to be worn with a positive ease of approximately 6-11 cm at the bust. The sizes XS (S) M (L) XL (XXL) correspond to a bust measurement of around 80-85 (85-90) 90-95 (95-100) 100-110 (110-120) cm, and have those extra 6-11 cm of positive ease built into the pattern, as you can see from the finished measurements. Measure yourself to find the best size for you before castin on. For instance, if you have a bust measurement of 87 cm, you should knit a size S.
Sizes: XS (S) M (L) XL (XXL)
Bust circumference: 91 (96) 101 (106) 116 (126) cm
Total length: 51 (53) 55 (56) 57 (58) cm
Gauge: 21 sts x 28 rows = 10 x 10 cm in stockinette stitch on 4 mm needles, after blocking
Suggested needles: 3.5 mm and 4 mm / 60 or 80 cm circular needles, 3.5 mm and 4 mm double pointed needles (dpns), or the required needle size to obtain gauge
Materials: 150 (200) 200 (200) 200 (250) g Alpaca 2 from Isager Yarn (50 g = 250 m) held together with 100 (100) 125 (125) 125 (150) g Silk Mohair from Isager Yarn (25 g = 212 m), 7 (7) 7 (7) 8 (8) buttons (ø = 13 mm)
Difficulty: ★ ★ ★ (3 out of 5)
See the classification of difficulty here.
This pattern is digital and will be sent as a pdf-file to your e-mail.
Buttons can be found here.
The charcoal gray Copenhagen Cardigan is knitted in Alpaca 2 by Isager in color 4S held together with Silk Mohair by Isager in color 47.
German Short Rows:
Put the sleeves to rest:
Avoid hole at startup on sleeve: