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No Frills Cardigan is an oversized cardigan that is worked top-down and shaped with raglan increases. It follows a seamless construction and requires very little finishing. The neck band is worked in rib st and it continues vertically into the front bands of the cardigan. Lastly, set-in pockets are worked on the front. It is worked holding the two suggested yarns together for extra warmth and color mixing. Its simple design makes it a really wearable, timeless piece.
No Frills Cardigan is worked with 20-25 cm positive ease. Size XS (S) M (L) XL corresponds to a chest circumference of about 85 (90) 95 (100) 110 cm. Take your measurements before you start knitting to decide which size is the right for one for you.
Sizes: XS (S) M (L) XL
Width across back: 53 (56) 59 (62) 66 cm
Length mid back: 83 (85) 88 (91) 93 cm
Gauge: 21 sts x 28 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm/4 x 4 inches
Suggested needles: 4 mm/US size 6 circular needles, with 80 and 100 cm/32 and 40 inches cable length, 4 mm double pointed needles for the sleeves (unless using the magic loop technique)
Yarn: 350 (350) 400 (450) 500 g Arwetta from Filcolana (Mustard 136) (50 g = 210 m/230 yards) held together with 175 (175) 200 (225) 250 g Tilia from Filcolana (Mustard 136) (25 g = 195 m/213 yards) or Angel from Permin (Karry) (25 g = 210 m/230 yards), or Tynn Silk Mohair Sandnes or Kid Seta or Isager Silk Mohair.
Other notions: Scrap yarn to put sts on hold, darning needle
Difficulty: ★ ★ ★ ★ (4 out of 5)
See the classification of difficulty here.