Sunday, August 28, 2011

Amie Cardigan

Introducing my newest cardigan: 

I love knitting from the top down because there is not seaming involved. Once I am finished knitting, the garment is pretty much ready to be worn.
Amie Cardigan
This beautiful cardigan can be worked in a lace yarn that is doubled, in a sport or DK weight yarn. It is knit at a looser gauge so that the result is a cardigan with beautiful drape. The cardigan features a pretty and simple lace design.

The overall length can easily be adjusted because of the top-down construction. Sleeves are set-in and are worked top-down, knit in. This cardigan has absolutely no seaming! 

The pattern features, step-by-step instructions
with photos and website links to teach you how
to knit top-down sleeves that are set-in.

Size: S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL)

Chest Measurement:  to fit 36 (38, 42, 44, 48, 52, 56) inches

Gauge: 18 sts & 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger sized needles, wet blocked.  1 lace pattern repeat = 1 inch in height.

2 ply lace yarn - 1,550 (1,600; 1,660; 1,800; 1,900; 2,000; 2,200) yards
4 ply sport yarn or DK yarn – 775 (800; 830; 900; 950; 1,000; 1,100) yards
1 set of US # 5 (3.75 mm) –32” circular needle or needle size to obtain gauge
1 set of US # 6 (4 mm) - 32” circular needle 

Optional: 1 set of US #0, #1, or #2 (2, 2.5, or 3 mm) – 32” or 40” circular needle (to pick up sts for shoulder seam, sleeves & neckline ribbing)

Tapestry Needle
Stitch Markers 
Scrap Yarn (to hold stitches)

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful cardigan! Simple elegance. Perfect for summers in Maine. I really like the fact that it is top down with no seams (I love sewing seams in fabric, but Not with knitting.) :o)

    I would love to knit it, but I cannot find your pattern. Where might I find it?