“Rettidig” is a short, oversized cardigan worked top-down in garter stitch, starting with an I-cord. The I-cord is used for picking up stitches for the neckline. Afterward, a deep raglan with I-cords is worked before the body and sleeves are divided. The sleeve stitches are placed on hold, while the body is knit in garter stitch. The hem is worked with smaller needles. The sleeves are worked flat (one at a time) and worked with I-cords and decreases to the cuff. The cuff is worked with decreases and I-cords like “nerves in the middle of a leaf”.
Because of the deep raglan sleeves, the measurement for your size is at the waist level after body and sleeves are divided. Measure your waist and choose the size that gives you the wanted ease. The sample is oversized, so I recommend between 10-20cm/4-8” ease. More information about the measurements of the cardigan on the last page.
The finished measurement around the waist is XS: 89cm/35.75”(S: 94cm/37.75”, M: 101cm/40.25”, L: 107.5cm/43”, XL: 116cm/46.25”, 2XL: 125cm/50”)
24 sts x 52 rows over 10cm x 10cm/4” x 4” with 3.5mm/US 4 needles in garter st BEFORE wet blocking.
Approx yarn estimate: 1350m/1476yds (1400m/1531yds, 1500m/1640yds, 1600m/1749yds, 1750m/1913yds, 1900m/2077yds) Anina by Filcolana, 4 ply, 100% superwash merino wool yarn, 210m/230yds per 50g/1.76 ounces
The sample is shown in a fingering weight 4 ply superwashed Merino yarn hand-dyed with avocado skins and pits – I recommend Anina from Filcolana because it is a similar yarn.
The pattern is suitable for a large range of fingering weight yarns. You could choose a yarn with linen or cotton content, or a natural woolen yarn would be very suitable, too. Be aware that yarn with a content of alpaca, silk will grow more than a natural yarn.
3.0mm/US 2.5, 80cm/32” circular needle for the hem.
3.5mm/US 4, 80cm/32” circular needle as main needle for the cardigan.
3.5mm/US 4, 2 double pointed needles for Basic I-cord.
Waste yarn and stitch markers
A safety pin, tapestry needle and 7 buttons (1.5cm/0.5”)
The pattern is digital and will be sent as a PDF-file to your e-mail