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Quintessential Cardigan Using Isager Alpaca 1 & Silk Mohair

Quintessential Cardigan Using Isager Alpaca 1 & Silk Mohair

"Light and pretty."

A timeless little cardi always manages to look modern. Ours has classic details: a pretty, jewel neckline, knit-a-long button bands, full- or bracelet-length sleeves. In eight sizes, and with two sleeve lengths, you can make this cardigan just right for you.

We’ve knit our Quintessential Cardigan in a combination of two incredible yarns from Isager—Alpaca 1 and Silk Mohair. One a lace-weight strand of 100% baby alpaca, the other a lace-weight blend of kid mohair and silk, they unite in one glorious fabric. The weightless halo of Silk Mohair is grounded by the soft drape of Alpaca 1 for one of our prettiest cardis ever.

Grab the pattern below and choose a color from our selection of favorite shades of Isager Alpaca 1 and Isager Silk Mohair. See the Basic Details tab for sizing information. Note: for ease of ordering, we have combined some sizes. Size Extra Small is for finished bust sizes 33 & 36"; size Small is for finished bust sizes 39, 42 & 45"; size Medium is for finished bust size 48"; and size Large is for finished bust sizes 51 & 54".

SIZES
Cardigan is designed with approx. 2–4"/5–10cm of ease. You can choose a size that will fit more closely or more oversized. Details given for smallest size, larger sizes in parentheses ( ).

Note: for ease of ordering the Isager yarns, we have combined some sizes. Size Extra Small is for finished bust sizes 33 & 36"; size Small is for finished bust sizes 39, 42 & 45"; size Medium is for finished bust size 48"; and size Large is for finished bust sizes 51 & 54".

Finished bust:
33 (36, 39, 42, 45, 48, 51, 54)"/84 (91.5, 99, 106.5, 114, 122, 129.5, 137)cm, after seaming and blocking.

To fit bust:
29−31 (32-34, 35-37, 38-40, 41-43, 44-46, 47-49, 50-52)"/74-79 (81-86, 89-94, 97-102, 104-109, 112-117, 119-124, 127-132)cm.

LENGTHS
Finished body length:
Measured from high shoulder (where shoulder meets neck) to hem.
20¼ (20½, 20¾, 20¾, 21, 21¼, 21½, 21¾)"/51.5 (52, 52.5, 52.5, 53, 54, 54.5, 55)cm.
Full-length sleeve:
Measured from shoulder point to cuff:
21¾ (22¼, 22½, 22¾, 23, 23, 23½, 23¾)"/55 (56.5, 57, 58, 58.5, 58.5, 59.5, 60)cm.
Bracelet-length sleeve:
Measured from shoulder point to cuff:
17¾ (18¼, 18½, 18¾, 19, 19, 19½, 19¾)"/45 (46, 47, 47.5, 48, 48, 49.5, 51)cm.

YARN
3 (3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4) skeins Isager Alpaca 1 (437 yds/400m each) AND
5 (5, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins Isager Silk Mohair (231 yds/211m each). Shown in color 2s Alpaca 1 and color 0 Silk Mohair, with both yarns held together throughout.

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 6 (3.75mm) 24"/60cm circular needle, or size to obtain gauge.
US 4 (3.25mm) 24"/60cm circular needle, or two US sizes/.5mm smaller than gauge needle.
Stitch markers: 2 ring markers; 8 locking markers or coiless safety pins for ‘clip-and- turn’ short-row shaping, button placement, and setting in sleeves.
2 stitch holders.
Darning needle to finish.
Seven ⅝"/16mm buttons; needle and thread.

GAUGE
22 sts/30 rows = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch on larger needle, after blocking.

To be sure your garment turns out the right size, it’s important to swatch until you get the correct gauge. Stitch gauge determines the fit; row gauge affects the length.

Cast on 33 sts for a nice big swatch approx. 6"/15cm-wide; work in St St for 6"/15cm; bind off loosely. Measure and note unblocked gauge for reference when knitting.

Wet block your swatch; let rest for a day or two. Measure again—gauge may change after it relaxes.

Cardigan is worked at 22 sts/30 rows = 4"/10cm. Measure center 4"/10com of swatch (edge stitches may be distorted).

If you have more sts or rows per "/cm, your gauge is a little tight; try swatching again on larger needle. If you have fewer sts or rows per "/cm, your gauge is a little loose; try again on smaller needle.

Digital Quintessential Cardigan pattern. (Download)

Printed Quintessential Cardigan pattern. (Requires shipping.)

COLOR/SIZE: 2S Light Grey/0 Natural in Extra Small.

COLOR/SIZE: 2S Light Grey/0 Natural in Small.

COLOR/SIZE: 2S Light Grey/0 Natural in Medium.

COLOR/SIZE: 2S Light Grey/0 Natural in Large.

COLOR/SIZE: 59 Golden Yellow/59 Butter in Extra Small.

COLOR/SIZE: 59 Golden Yellow/59 Butter in Small.

COLOR/SIZE: 59 Golden Yellow/59 Butter in Medium.

COLOR/SIZE: 59 Golden Yellow/59 Butter in Large.

COLOR/SIZE: Thyme/68 Heathered Pea Green in Extra Small.

COLOR/SIZE: Thyme/68 Heathered Pea Green in Small.

COLOR/SIZE: Thyme/68 Heathered Pea Green in Medium.

COLOR/SIZE: Thyme/68 Heathered Pea Green in Large.

COLOR/SIZE: 47 Blue Grey/47 Charcoal Blue in Extra Small.

COLOR/SIZE: 47 Blue Grey/47 Charcoal Blue in Small.

COLOR/SIZE: 47 Blue Grey/47 Charcoal Blue in Medium.

COLOR/SIZE: 47 Blue Grey/47 Charcoal Blue in Large.

COLOR/SIZE: 60 Fig/60 Dark Taupe in Extra Small.

COLOR/SIZE: 60 Fig/60 Dark Taupe in Small.

COLOR/SIZE: 60 Fig/60 Dark Taupe in Medium.

COLOR/SIZE: 60 Fig/60 Dark Taupe in Large.

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