Bricks + Blocks is a long, wide, swooshy, loose-fitting cardigan. The boxy shape echoes the box motif on the sleeves and the bottom section.
No shaping makes this garment a meditative and easy knit. Work two fronts alike, then work the back section which mirrors the front section, then join, either using the 3-needle cast-off method (giving you a neat seam on the inside of your garment). Alternatively join using the Kitchener Stitch method, effectively giving a stocking stitch seamless join, which looks as if you have knitted the garment as one piece.
Add the collar by picking up stitches around both left and right front panels and the back of the neck section, then work a simple 2x2 rib. The last section is the sleeves, worked in the Bricks + Blocks pattern repeat and finished off with a pop of colour for the cuffs. B+B is worked in DK and 4ply.
The bottom section of the fronts and back are in DK, giving them substance and weight. The top section is worked in 4ply for a less dense and lighter drape.
When dry, wear and enjoy!
YOU WILL NEED 2 x 100g Merry O (Tone/grey), 212m/100g, 50% Superwash Merino, 50% silk
3 x 100g Warm Merry O 311m/100g, (2 x Tone/grey and 1 x Baby Sounds/pink), content as above
2 x 10g PINK, Scheepjes Catona (colour code: 114),10g/25m,100% cotton
6mm needles for cast-on/cast-off, 4.5mm needles for body, collar and sleeves, sewing-up needle
FINISHED SIZE(when washed and blocked): From shoulder to hem 80cm, from underarm to underarm 100cm, sleeve from underarm to end of cuff 25cm
GAUGE:18sts and 22 rows to 10cm over stocking st (knit one row, purl the next) on 4.5mm needles. Please go up or down a needle size to obtain correct gauge.
ABBREVIATIONS k: knit | p: purl | R: row | Rnd: round | st(s): stitch(es) sl1 / sl3: slip one st/ 3 sts without working pw wyif / wyib: purlwise with yarn in front, insert needle into st as if to purl / with yarn in back, insert needle into st as if to knit RS / WS: right-side / wrong-side