A casual cardigan with a horizontally cabled yoke, Amna has lots of options and is sure to become a wardrobe staple. The cardigan can be worked with either short or long sleeves, and features two front closure options: a more open closure with three buttons on the yoke, or a zipped version allowing for full closure. Short row shaping is used to form the horizontally cabled yoke, stitches are then picked up around the bottom of the yoke. The remainder of the cardigan is worked from the top down; seamless construction keeps finishing to a minimum. DK weight yarn creates a sweater that is warm and cozy without being overly heavy; perfect for autumn, early spring, or mild winter days. Skills required beyond knit and purl include: increasing, decreasing, short rows, ability to read basic charted cable patterns..
Finished bust sizes: 28 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56)” For the buttoned version, 1-2″ positive ease is suggested. Samples shown are modeled with 1″ positive ease (blue cardigan) and 2″ negative ease (purple cardigan).
Gauge: 22 sts x 30 rows = 4” (10cm) in stst on US 5 (3.75) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Sweaters pictured use a DK weight, 100% wool yarn, 115 yards/50g
For short sleeved cardigan: 675 (700, 775, 825, 875, 925, 975, 1025, 1075, 1125, 1175, 1225, 1275, 1350, 1400) yards DK weight yarn
For long sleeved cardigan: 850 (925, 1000, 1050, 1125, 1150, 1250, 1300, 1350, 1400, 1450, 1550, 1575, 1650, 1725) yards DK weight yarn
Size 5 US (3.75mm) needles, one set of double pointed needles and one circular (32” or longer cable recommended)
Size 4 US (3.5mm) needles, one set of double pointed needles and one circular (32” or longer cable recommended)
Three 1” buttons or one 20-24” separating zipper (check schematic to determine most appropriate length for your size)
~2 yards scrap yarn for yoke cast on
A note about the pattern files
This pattern comes in two different formats, “tabular” and “traditional”:
The “tabular” format is provided as an alternative to the traditional small (large, larger) format of writing instructions for different sizes. In this file, a point with different numbers for each size is written as a blank followed by a letter, such as _____(A). Tables are provided at the end of the pattern with numbers for each size/letter combination. Find your size at the top of the table, go down the column until you get to the row with the required number, and fill this value into the blank. This version of the pattern is 6 pages in length.
The “traditional” format follows more conventional formatting of writing instructions, numbers for all sizes are contained within the pattern text as: 28 (30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56). This version of the pattern is 4 pages in length.
Each PDF contains all the charts and directions needed and is a self-contained unit. Simply pick the format that is most appealing to you.
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