I loved the hand dyed SweetGeorgia Yarns Superwash Sport from the moment I received it. Interweave Knits editor Meghan Babin choose a stunning Tumbled Stone colour for the Kathe Cardigan when she accepted my submission for the Fall 2016 issue. A crisp stitch definition shows off the beautiful lace pattern, and it is a bliss to knit with not only to look at. Take a look at the photo above taken by Eivind Røhne, modelled by the gorgeous Alexandria Eissinger with hair & make up by Jens J. Wiker and jewellery by Kaja Gjedebo Design. The English pattern is now available in my Ravelry Store and on Loveknitting, while the Norwegian pattern will be printed in Familien in issue 20 out on 2. October. Here is my introduction to the pattern: Kathe is a straight cardigan with a scarf collar enhanced with an elegant textural all-over lace. The reversible fern pattern adorns the body and sleeves while the collar is divided from it by a tuck and knitted in moss stitch. You can wear the collar hanging flat – overlapping – and pinned together or folded.
Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)
Bust: 79 (85, 93, 100, 110.5, 120.5) cm/31 (33.5, 36.5, 39.5, 43.5, 47.5)”
Length: 49.5 (50, 51.5, 56, 57, 58.5) cm/19.5 (19.75, 20.25, 22, 22.5, 23)”
Sleeve length: 49 (50, 50, 51, 51, 52) cm/19.25 (19.75, 19.75, 20, 20, 20.5)”
Cardigan shown measures 93 cm/36.5”.
Yarn: SweetGeorgia Yarns, Superwash Sport (100% superwash merino wool, 300 m/328 yds, 100 g): Sample is knitted in Tumbled Stone:
4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 6) skeins; 1194 (1287, 1380, 1496, 1635, 1774) m/1306 (1407, 1509, 1636, 1788, 1940) yds. http://sweetgeorgiayarns.com/shop/superwash-sport/
Needles: 3 mm/US 2.5 straight needle for body and sleeves.
2 sets of 3 mm/US 2.5 circular needle (80 cm/32”) for collar.
Adjust needle size as needed to match gauge.
Notions: Waste yarn, markers, stitch holders, yarn needle, 3.5 mm/US E/4 crochet hook.
Gauge: 28 sts and 36 rows in Reverse Fern measures 10 cm/4” square.
26 sts and 44 rows in Moss st measures 10 cm/4” square.
24 sts and 36 rows in st st measures 10 cm/4” square.
Notes: The cardigan in worked in parts back and forth and seamed. During shaping, if there are not enough stitches to work an increase (yo) and corresponding decrease, work the stitches of the partial lace as they appear. The tuck at the collar is worked with 2 circular needles held parallel.