Designed by Ambah O'Brien
Light as air, soft as silk; Aki Cardigan is as dreamy to knit as it is to wear. Simple top-down raglan construction makes this a perfect first garment to knit. Wear this open-front, cropped cardigan over a summer frock to take you through to the cooler months. Inspired by beautiful simplicity of Japanese style, Aki features softly puffed 3/4 length sleeves while the twisted ribbing adds sophistication to this beauty. Two strands of lace weight yarn are held together throughout, creating the ultimate in luxe texture that you’ll want to keep stroking as you knit.
Materials Used: This pattern uses 2 lace weight yarns held double and knitted together or equivalent of 4ply fingering weight yarn
Suggested Yarn: Lace weight or Fingering / 4ply weight merino, silk or alpaca blends. We recommend Malabrigo Lace, Malabrigo Baby Silkpaca Lace, Rowan Kidsilk Haze, Shibui Knits Lunar and Shibui Knits Silk Cloud.
Finished Measurements: SIZES: To fit 30 (32, 34, 36, 38) 40, 42, 44,460, 52, 54) 56, 58, 60”/ 76 (81.5, 86.5, 91.5, 96.5) 101.5,106.5, 112, 117 (122, 127, 132, 137) 142, 147.5, 152.5 cm bust. See schematic in pattern for full dimensions.
YARN: Lace weight/2-ply, two strands held together, OR a single strand of fingering weight yarn.
Meterage approximately: 675 (726, 772, 819, 859) 910, 956, 1000, 1044 (1095, 1141, 1187, 1227) 1280, 1326, 1373 metres in each yarn
Gauge: 21 sts and 36 rows in 10cm square of stockinette stitch, blocked. We highly recommend swatching, & washing and blocking swatch before starting the garment to get gauge, fit and better estimation of yarn.
Suggested Needle Sizes:
• 4mm (60-80cm) circular needle - Use needle size necessary to obtain gauge
• Darning / tapestry needle to weave in ends
• waste yarn or extra cables for holding stitches
• 4 Stitch markers
Pattern Includes: Written directions, photos, schematic & a handy progress chart to check off as you knit
Skill Level: Enthusiastic Beginner
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