Uncomplicated and effortless to make – unstructured, loose and comfortable. Worked from hem to collar, start with the bobble sway motif and end in a simple garter st yoke. Work the sleeves separately, then join the body and sleeves in one piece. A few short rows make Bobbles and Cobbles flow and sway – seamless (except for the underarm seams!). The defining picot edge is worked last by picking up sts all around the left front, across the back of the neck and down the right front.
For extra femininity tiny crystal beads are added to the top of each bobble and to each point of the picot edge. Cast-off on a larger size needle to give a lovely stretchy edge. The silk fibre in our yarns makes this special cardigan shine.
Knitted in LIGHT MOONSHINE (although any of our DK yarns would work)
YOU WILL NEED
6 x 100g LIGHT MOONSHINE, 225m/100g 70% alpaca, 20% silk and 10% cashmere
6 x 100g MERRY O, 212m/100g 50% Superwash merino and 50% silk
6 x 100g COBBLESTONE, 212m/100g 60% Superwash merino, 20% silk and 20% yak
3.5mm circular needle (80cm or 100cm, worked backward and forwards, for main body and picot edge) and 4.5mm needle for cast-off, 4 x 4mm double-pointed needles (for sleeve cast-on), 4 x 3.5mm double-pointed needles (for sleeves), sewing-up needle
TENSION/GAUGE: 22sts to 10cm in stocking st using 3.5mm needles or 20sts to 10cm in stocking st using 4mm needles worked in all yarns.
SIZE: one size fits all - (size UK8 to UK22) bust (from underarm to underarm) 80cm, length of main body, (from collar to hem) 72cm, sleeve length 35cm
k/p: knit / purl | R/Rnd: row / round | st(s): stitch(es) | PU: pick up
pm: place marker | slm: slip marker
RS/WS: right-side facing/wrong-side facing
yo: yarn over, starting at front of work pass yarn over needle to back. When you reach a yo on next row, k st as directed. This should create a hole.
skpo: slip next st k-wise, k a st, pass slipped st over st just been worked
k2tog/p2tog: k/p 2sts together as one st
tbl: to back of loop; work into the back of the st as directed
kpk: k next st, do not take st off needle, move yarn to front and p same st, do not take st off needle, move yarn to back and k into same st – makes 3sts out of one st
MB: make bobble; (k, yo, k, yo, k) all into one st, turn work and k5, turn work and p5, then slip, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th sts over first st and off needle leaving one st still on needle
SRM#1/#2: short row marker no. 1 and no. 2 (use different colours for each marker so as to differentiate between 1 and 2)
Wrap next st: slip a st, wrap yarn around st, turn work, pass slipped st back onto right hand needle, pass yarn behind needle, continue to work as directed
Warm Moonshine (NG)
|Warm Moonshine (U)|
Commission for KNITTING MAGAZINE - Jan 2017
01626 866 966
designed in DEVON