Rosemary & Lavender Cardigans up for testknitting!

Who doesn’t love a cardigan for chilly summer evenings or mid-season wear? Cardigans are my absolute go-to element of a daily wardrobe, so when I first came across the mohair+nettle+wool blend from onion knit, I knew they were just destined for a dedicated pattern. It is slightly on the scratchier side for those that are more sensitive, but it is the perfect fit for really keeping you warm without making you break out in sweat (my usual issues with too warm wool since I tend to be running around – a lot!).

I knit my first raglan sweater only a couple of years ago, and once I got hold of the starting rounds, I fell in love with it. It is the perfect technique for those who avoid any assembling of different parts and want to see quick progress. Yet I struggled myself with reading and understanding the first pattern I tried at that time, which made me decide to create a really accessible raglan pattern, that even beginners will manage to follow without getting lost on the way.


The Rosemary Cardigan

The Rosemary cardigan is the perfect raglan pattern for a beginning knitter, since all you need to concentrate on is the raglan set-up … and that’s about it! The rest is simple stockinette stitch, no special shaping, no buttonholes to worry about, and you’ll have made your first cardigan in no time at all.

Sizes

2XS, XS (S, M, L) [XL, 2XL, 3XL]

Size guide – to fit:

BUST CIRC.:

81; 86 (91; 96; 101) [106; 111; 116] cm
32; 34 (36; 38; 40) [42; 44; 46]”

Size guide – finished measurements

BUST CIRC.: 89; 94 (99; 104; 109) [114; 119; 124] cm

35.25; 37.25 (39.25; 41.25; 43.25) [45.25; 47.25; 49.25]”

Needle size

Circular needle 4 mm (US 6), 60-80 cm (24-32”) in length

Circular needle 3.5 mm (US 4), 60-80 cm (24-32”) in length

Circular needle 4 mm (US 6), 40 cm (16”) in length or double-pointed needles

Circular needle 3.5 mm (US 4), 40 cm (16”) in length or double-pointed needles

Tension / gauge

10 x 10 cm (4 x 4”) = 20 sts x 27 rows in stockinette stitch on 4 mm needle (US 6)

Materials

1 thread sport weight yarn

Yarn used in model (size S):

ONION KNIT Mohair + Nettles + Wool (45% mohair, 30% nettle fibers, 25% wool), 145 m / 158 yards // 50 g

Main colour (1408 – blue) – 5, 5  (6, 6, 7) [7, 7, 8] skeins

Contrasting colour (1416 – yellow) – 1, 1  (1, 1, 1) [1, 1, 1] skein

MC Meters: 653; 715 (768; 819; 875) [940; 986; 1053]

CC Meters: 44, 46 (49, 51, 53) [55, 57, 59]

MC Yardage: 714; 782; 840 (896; 957; 1028) [1079; 1152]

CC Yardage: 48, 50, (54, 56, 58) [60, 62, 65]

4 stitch markers  /  stitch holder or scrap yarn  / tapestry needle 

Deadline

14 August 2020


The Lavender Cardigan

The Lavender cardigan is a project for more advanced knitters, since it requires working the delicate daisy pattern at the same time as working the raglan decreases and neckline decreases. . It is knit bottom-up, with sleeves and body joined in the round up from the armholes on. For a more refined finishing, the bindings are worked with a twisted rib.

Sizes

2XS, XS (S, M, L) [XL, 2XL, 3XL]

Size guide – to fit:

BUST CIRC.:

81; 86 (91; 96; 101) [106; 111; 116] cm
32; 34 (36; 38; 40) [42; 44; 46]”

Size guide – finished measurements

BUST CIRC.: 87, 92 (97, 102, 107) [112, 117, 122] cm

34.25, 36.25 (38.25, 40.25, 42.25) [44.25, 46.25, 48.25]”

Needle size

Circular needle 4 mm (US 6), 60-80 cm (24-32”) in length

Circular needle 3.5 mm (US 4), 60-80 cm (24-32”) in length

Circular needle 4 mm (US 6), 40 cm (16”) in length or double-pointed needles

Circular needle 3.5 mm (US 4), 40 cm (16”) in length or double-pointed needles

Tension / gauge

10 x 10 cm (4 x 4”) = 20 sts x 27 rows in stockinette stitch on 4 mm needle (US 6)

Materials

1 thread sport weight yarn

Yarn used in model (size S):

ONION KNIT Mohair + Nettles + Wool (45% mohair, 30% nettle fibers, 25% wool), 145 m / 158 yards // 50 g

Main Colour (1410 – pink) – 6, 6  (6, 7, 7) [8, 8, 8] skeins

Contrasting Colour (1403 – navy blue)  – 1 skein

Meters – MC : 751, 809 (864, 907, 985) [1063, 1106, 1195]

Meters – CC: 102 107 (110, 112, 114) [117, 119, 121]

Yardage – MC: 822, 885 (943, 992, 1078) [1163, 1221, 1307]

Yardage – CC: 112, 117 (120 ,123, 125) [128, 129, 132]

4 markers  /  stitch holders or scrap yarn  / tapestry needle / 11 buttons (optional, depending on finishings) p

Deadline

14 August 2020


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