This pattern is in English.
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).
NOTE: before casting on, you should knit a swatch to ensure that your needle size gives you the correct gauge of 12 sts per 10 cm. If you knit tightly, you might need to go up a needle size and use 8 mm needles. If your gauge is off, the size of the cardigan will be markedly different than the pattern suggests.
The Sunday Cardigan should have a positive ease of 8-12 cm compared to your actual bust circumference. The sizes XS (S) M (L) XL correspond to a bust measurement of approximately 85 (90) 95 (100) 110 m. Note that the final measurements of the cardigan have those extra 8-12 cm already built in. Measure yourself to find the best size for you before casting on. For example, if you have a bust measurement of 90 cm, you should knit a size S.
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 on 7 mm needles= 10 x 10 cm
Suggested needle sizes: 6 mm circular needle (80 or 100 cm), 7 mm circular needle (40 and 80 and/or 100 cm), 6 mm double pointed needles (dpns)
Materials: 400 (400) 400 (500) 500 g Inca Wool from Hjertegarn (100 g = 160 m) held together with 125 (150) 150 (175) 175 g Soft Silk Mohair from Knitting For Olive (25 g = 210 m) or Silk Mohair from Isager Yarn (25 g = 212 m) or Tilia from Filcolana (25 g = 210 m). Note that you will knit with one strand of Inca Wool held together with two strands of silk mohair throughout the work (the amounts above represent the total yardage needed). Five buttons (Ø = 28 mm).
Difficulty: ★ ★ ★ (3 out of 5)
See the classification of difficulty here.
The Sunday Cardigan is knitted in one thread Inca Wool (401) from Hjertegarn and two threads of Soft Silk Mohair (in the colour Bly) from Knitting For Olive.
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In this pattern the following techniques are used:
Increase (K1 f&b):
Put the sleeve-stitches to rest:
Continue the sleeves without sewing: