This asymmetric cardigan is inspired by the way trailing ivy follows the light from the sun. It features chunky cables worked in short-rows to create the attractive curve around the neck.
The matching cable is also used for the sleeves, where its size increases slowly to give the visual illusion of a slightly-flared sleeve.
The beautiful shimmer and distinct cable come from the fabulous combination of silk and merino in Fyberspatesí Scrumptious Aran yarn.
The technique is concentrated on the cables around the collar, with the rest knitted in stocking stitch. This is an enjoyable, Ďbrain-teaserí project that will reward you with a beautiful cardigan!
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UK 8 (10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22)/32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46) in
The model wears size 10/34in
Fyberspates Scrumptious Aran (aran weight; 45% Silk, 55% Merino, 165m [180yds] per 100g skein)
6 (7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 10) x 100g skeins in Teal Green (409)
18 sts and 24 rows to 10cm over stocking stitch using 5mm needles.
Please adjust needle sizes to obtain correct tension if necessary.
For the body and edging use the following needles:
1 set of 5mm (UK 6/US 8) cir needles
1 set of 4.5mm (UK 7/US 7) cir needles
For sleeves, use the following needles. If you can work the Magic Loop method with cir needles you donít need DPNs:
1 set of 5mm (UK 6/US 8) DPNs
1 set of 4.5mm (UK 7/US 7) DPNs
1 x large button (approx 3.5cm diameter)
The main body is worked flat, with a cir needle used to accommodate the large number of stitches and curve of the raglan. Sleeves are worked in the round using DPNs. If a cir needle is used to work the sleeves, use the Magic Loop method where necessary.