Designed by Ambah O'Brien
Natsu, a Japanese word meaning born in summer, appropriate for this light weight cardigan whose beginnings were in summer. Make this drapey open front cardigan in gorgeous linen for a versatile summer garment, perfect to wear over a frock or team Natsu with your favourite jeans. Designed to be oversized, you may choose to knit a smaller size for a more fitted garment. This raglan cardigan is worked top down, with the sleeves being separated near the waist. Once separated, minimal knitting is required to finish the body and sleeves. Stitches are picked up and worked for the eyelet collar.
Suggested Yarn: Fingering / 4ply weight linen or linen blend for drape. We recommend Shibui Knits Reed or Katia Lino100%
Finished Measurements: Detailed Schematic included with the pattern.
To fit Women’s 30-32 (34-36, 38-40, 42-44, 46-48, 50-52)”/ 76-81.5 (86.5-91.5,96.5-101.5,106.5-112, 117-122, 127-132) cm bust
Size down for a less oversized fit.
Meterage: approximately 905 (962, 1051, 1143, 1240, 1374) yd/828 (880, 962, 1046, 1134, 1257) metres
Gauge: 22 sts and 32 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. Note that Linen yarn will bloom and relax slightly with blocking.
Suggested Needle Sizes:
• 3.75mm (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: adventurous beginner
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