A garment worked in garter stitch needs to be constructed to embrace the way garter stitches react. The garter stitches may grow in length when the garment is worn.
Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)
Because of the deep raglan sleeves, the finished 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.
I recommend between 10-20cm/4-8” ease.
The finished measurement of the cardigan at body circumference (at waist):
90 (94.5, 101, 108, 118, 124.5) cm/35.5 (37, 39.75, 42.5, 46.5, 49)”
Approx. yarn estimate: 700m/765yds (725m/792yds, 775m/847yds, 840m/918yds, 900m/984yds, 980m/1071yds) of Brushed Alpaca Silk by Drops, 77% alpaca, 23% silk, aran, 140m/153yds per 25g/0.88oz
18 sts x 28 rows over 10cm x 10cm/4” x 4” with 5.0mm/US 8 needle in garter stitch BEFORE wet blocking or the size needed to obtain the right gauge.
Note! Gauge might grow because of the weight of the garment and garter stitch.
4.5mm/US 7, 80cm/32” circular needle for the hem.
5.0mm/US 8, 80cm/32” circular needle as main needle for the cardigan.
5.0mm/US 8, 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”)