STRAIGHT UP CARDIGAN ENGLISH
Straight Up Cardigan knitting pattern /written instructions (English)
Straight Up cardigan is a raglan cardigan with a moderate positive ease, and a delicate stripe structure made from Stockinette stitch and some purl rounds and alternating between two yarns of different fibres.
The cardigan is knit from the top down, back and forth with raglan increases, until it is divided into body and sleeves. The sleeves are worked in the round, the body is still worked back and forth, and both are finished with a half-twisted ribbing trim. The ribbing in the neck is double layered for a nice finish. The plackets are worked in the doubleknitting technique which consists of Stockinette on boths sides with integrated button holes.
The cardigan has a positive ease of 5-10 cm. This means you should choose a size measuring 5-10 cm more than your chest circumference. If your chest measures 96 cm, you should choose a size M with a circumference of 105 cm.
Size (XXS) XS/S (S/M) L/XL (XXL) XXXL
Fits chest measuring 80-87 (88-93) 94-99 (100-107) 108-116 (117-126) 127-136 cm
Circumference 93 (99) 105 (112) 120 (130) 140 cm
Length (measured centre back, neckband excluded) 54 (55) 56 (58) 60 (62) 64 cm
Knitting gauge 22 stitches • 32 rows in pattern on a 3,5 mm needle = 10 • 10 cm
Suggested needles Circular needle 3 mm (40 cm, double pointed needles unless the magic loop method is being used and 80-100 cm) and 3,5 mm (40, 80-100 cm)
Materials 1 strand of merino fingering (400m/100g) and 1 strand of Silk Mohair (400m/50g) both from Fibergalore
merino fingering: 200 (200) 250 (300) 350 (350) 400 g
Silk Mohair: 100 (100) 100 (125) 150 (150) 175 g
5 buttons (diameter: 2,5 cm)