When a customer recently walked into our Island shop sporting her new Ramona cardigan, we all practically pounced! Designed by Elizabeth Smith, this cardi has top-down raglan construction, a crew neck and slight waist shaping. It features a fake ‘seam’ along the sides, giving the appearance of a seam as well as providing a little more structure than a typical seamless sweater. In Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky, it's super cozy, snug and warm!
Slightly cropped and well-fitted, this cardigan is a quick and easy knit. Detailed pattern instructions make this a perfect ‘first sweater’ project for the beginner knitter!
Pick up Elizabeth Smith's Ramona pattern below. Then choose a color of Ultra Alpaca Chunky (see the Basic Details tab for the number of skeins you need for your size). We've selected a few favorite wardrobing colors here; for all available colors, see the Ultra Alpaca Chunky page.
XXS (XS, S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X).
33.25 (35.25, 38.5, 41.75, 46, 50.25, 53.5, 56.75)". Note: the cardigan is meant to be worn with 2-3" of positive ease.
6 (7, 7, 8, 9, 9, 10, 10) skeins Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky (131 yards/120m each). Or 775 (825, 900, 974, 1074, 1174, 1248, 1323) yds of aran/bulky weight. Sample shown in color 72183 Garnet Mix.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 9 (5.5mm) 32"/80cm and 16"/40cm circular needles and DPNs or size needed to get gauge.
US 8 (5.0mm) 32"/80cm needles or 1 size smaller than gauge needle for neckline and front bands ribbing.
8 stitch markers.
Scrap yarn for holding sleeve stitches.
Darning needle to finish.
7 (7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 8) buttons, approx 7/8" in diameter.
15 sts/22 rows to 4" in stockinette stitch, after blocking.
Printed Ramona cardigan pattern by Elizabeth Smith (requires shipping).
COLOR: 7207 Salt and Pepper. Medium heathery charcoal grey.
COLOR: 7214 Steel Cut Oats. Oatmeal taupe.
COLOR: 7245 Pitch Black. Inky black.
COLOR: 7277 Peat Mix. Heathery pine and forest greens.
COLOR: 7279 Potting Soil Mix. Warm browns.
COLOR: 72182 Indigo Mix. Tealy navy and purple.
COLOR: 72183 Garnet Mix. Dark red plum swirled with vivid violet blue.
COLOR: 7289 Charcoal. Perfect dark charcoal.