This is a printed knitting pattern for the Eva Cardigan by global favourite Danish designer, Mette Wendelboe Okkels of PetiteKnit - and will surely become a go-to unisex wardrobe favourite.
The Eva Cardigan is worked from the top down. First, the top part of the back yoke is worked back and forth with increases, then the shoulders are worked from stitches that are picked up and knitted along the top of the back yoke. Stitches are then picked up and knitted along the shoulders, and the rest of the yoke is joined on a circular needle and worked with increases for the V-neck. The rest of the body is worked back and forth on a circular needle, and the sleeves are worked in the round. At the end, stitches are picked up and knitted along the front edges and a wide front placket is worked in 2 x 2 rib.
Ten Sizes: XXS (XS) S (M) L (XL) 2XL (3XL) 4XL (5XL)
Designed to have approx. 26cm of positive ease in the smaller sizes and then gradually less positive ease in the larger sizes.
Bust circumference: 106 (112) 116 (120) 126 (132) 134 (140) 150 (156) cm
Length: 53 (55) 59 (61) 63 (64) 67 (68) 71 (72) cm measured mid back excl. neck edge
The sizes XXS (XS) S (M) L (XL) 2XL (3XL) 4XL (5XL) are designed to fit a bust circumference of 75-80 (80-85) 85-90 (90-95) 95-100 (100-110) 110-120 (120-130) 130-140 (140-150) cm. The measurements for the finished cardigan are listed on the front page of the pattern.
Gauge: 20 sts x 30 rows = 10cm x 10cm in stockinette stitch on 4mm needles, or the required needle size to obtain gauge. Please note that these measurements are only achieved if the correct gauge is maintained.
Yarn meterage: 550-600 (600) 600 (650) 650 (700) 750 (800) 850 (900) grams of DK weight yarn (50 g = 91 m)
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Also need: 4 buttons (25-28mm)
Knitting Needles: Circular needles: 4mm / 60, 80 and/or 100 cm, 3.5mm / 40, 80 and/or 100 cm Double-pointed needles: 4mm and 3.5mm (unless using the Magic Loop technique)
Skill Level: Intermediate with some additional patience.