Aava Cardigan, English Version
Aava Cardigan, sizes 1 (2) 3 (4) 5 (6) 7,
chest circumference or your body’s widest part: 92 (98) 102 (108,5) 116 (124) 132 cm
Difficulty ●●●○○ classic button placket,
●●●●○ front placket in double face
This instruction is graded into 7 sizes and has a regular fit.
Casting on stitches
Knit and purl stitches
Knitting in rows
Knitting in rounds
Right and left leaning increases
Knitting stitches together
Double stitches (German short rows)
350 (350) 400 (450) 450 (500) 550 g
(80 % wool (merino), 20 % ramie,
meterage approx. 150 m / 50 g)
here: in colour 403,
400 (400) 400 (500) 500 (500) 600 g
Wollträume Frieda (hand-dyed)
(80 % wool (merino), 20 % ramie,
meterage approx. 300 m / 100 g)
here: in colour Indigo,
In total 275 (300) 325 (350) 350 (400)
450 g Lamana Como (100 % wool (merino superfine), meterage approx. 120 m / 25 g)
here: in colour 05M Silbergrau
and each 100 (100) 150 (150) 175 (175) 200 g Lamana Como 100 % wool (merino superfine),
meterage approx. 120 m / 25 g here: in colours 28M Schiefergrau and 49M Krokus,
In total 250 (250) 300 (350) 350 (400) 450 g Lana Grossa Ecopuno
72 % cotton, 17 % wool (merino), 11 % alpaca, meterage approx. 215 m / 50 g)
here: in colours 71 Pink and 82 Geranienrosa.
As a contrasting colour, I have used an additional skein in col. 33.
If you work a striped cardigan in 2 or 3
colours, you will need half or one third the amount of the stated amount of yarn above per colour.
If you work the front plackets in a contrasting colour, calculate 1-2 extra skeins.
For the classic button placket 5 to 8 buttons, ø approx. 23 mm.
For the front plackets in double face 5 to 8 snap fasteners, ø approx. 23 mm
and additional 5 to 8 buttons, ø approx. 23 mm.
The longer the body is worked, the more buttons you will need (the more button holes you have to work).
3,0 mm, 40 cm – 60 cm and min. 80 cm,
3,5 mm, 40 cm – 60 cm and min. 80 cm.
For the front plackets in double face, you will need an additional circular needle 3 mm (40 cm) or a 3 mm double pointed needle.
Gauge, washed and blocked
10 x 10 cm in stockinette stitch = 24 stitches x 32 rows or rounds on needle 3,5 mm with original yarn.
Stitch markers, 2 stitch holders or waste yarn or Scoubidou placket, wool needle, measur-ing tape, scissors.
Aava Cardigan is a classic cardigan with a moderate boat neck that can be worn all year round and that can be wonderfully combined with other garments.
Starting at the neckline, it is worked seamlessly top down using the contiguous method.
The neckline is shaped with short rows, while at the same time, the shoulders are worked with right and left leaning increases.
Thereafter, increases for the sleeves are worked, followed by classic raglan increases.
Once the sleeves stitches have been placed on hold, the body is worked flat and ends with a ribbed hem.
You can choose between the boxy shape or the classic shape with decreases.
The sleeves are worked in rounds and are fin-ished with ribbed cuffs.
At the end, you pick up stitches along the front edges to work the front plackets.
You can either work button plackets in a classic rib pattern or somewhat more elaborate front plackets in double face.
According to the method, you will need more yarn for the front plackets in double face.
Please consider this and have an additional skein of yarn ready, if you want to work this version.
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