Silver Leaf (Cardigan)

Silver Leaf (Cardigan)

Silver leaf (cardigan) is a raglan sleeve cardigan that is knitted holding two yarns together (a fingering and a mohair) to make it warm for the cooler months. Its round neckline finished with an Icord gives it a very feminine look. The beauty of this cardigan lies in its fairly wide lace sleeves, which then tighten at the wrist for a balloon effect. The length of the body is designed to be cropped but you could easily lenghten it if you wanted.

It can also be knitted with a single thread of DK yarn to make it lighter for the mid-season.

The construction is top-down : the back, the sleeves and the front are knitted back and forth to create a round neckline on the front. The sleeves are put on hold in order to knit the body; the stitches of the sleeves are then picked-up to be knitted one by one. The neckline is picked up at the end to knit an Icord border.




Size (finished measurements): 80, 85, 90 (95, 100, 105, 110) [115, 120, 130] 140, 150, 160 cm of bust circumference

Recommended ease: between 0 and 5 cm of positive ease

Gauge: 19 sts x 30 rows = 10 cm in stockinette in the round with 4.5mm/US 7 needles (or another size depending on your gauge)

Yarns: about 830, 870, 930 (990, 1050, 1120, 1150) [1260, 1320, 1470] 1630, 1770, 1890 meters of fingering weight yarn and about the same amount of lace mohair.

So 5, 5, 5 (5, 6, 6, 6)[7, 7, 8] 9, 9, 10 balls of Merino – Along avec Anna et 4, 5, 5 (5, 5, 6, 6)[6, 7, 7] 8, 9, 9 balls of Silk Mohair – Along avec Anna

Sample version: knit in size 85 with 0 cm of positive ease.

Recommended needles (or another size to get the gauge): 4.5mm/US 7 for the body and the sleeves, 3.75mm/US 5 for ribbing, 2.75mm for the I-cord

Notions: stitch markers, scrap yarn, tapestry needle

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