Sweet Oak is a cosy, versatile little cardigan with a generous hood and three-quarter length sleeves. The eyelet motif forms gently undulating columns, and is deceptively easy to work. Eyelets are repeated in the sleeves and the hood, where they serve double-duty as visual detail and shaping. Fronts and back are worked together seamlessly to the armholes, and the sides are slightly shaped for a flattering silhouette. The cardigan is finished with a garter stitch button band and twisted cord in the hood.
Bust (buttoned) 35.5 (39.5, 41, 45, 48.5, 53.5)”
Length: 21 (22, 23, 24, 25, 25.75)”
Sleeve to underarm: 14.5 (15, 15, 15.5, 15.5, 16)”
11 (12, 12, 14, 15, 16) balls main colour, 1 ball contrast color (optional) Elann Sierra Aran 80% Highland Wool 20% Alpaca, 91 yds (83 m)/50g per ball (shown in 0717 Oak main colour, 1688 Thistle contrast colour)
17 stitches and 2 rows = 4 inches/10cm in stockinette (stocking) stitch, blocked
5.0mm (US 8) circular or straight needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
4.5mm (US 7) circular needles
blunt yarn needle, 7 buttons, 2 stitch markers
The body is worked flat on circular needles to the underarms. The fronts and back are worked separately to the shoulders, and the hood is continued seamlessly from the neck. Sleeves are worked flat and set in. Front band is picked up and worked in garter stitch.