This cardigan or jacket is knitted top-down after the slanted contiguous method. Originally, this method was invented by Susie Meyers, and has since been further developed by many designers. The sleeve is added and knitted simultaneously with the body parts, which forms a nice marking along the shoulder and down the sides of the back. A clear advantage of this method is, that there is very little finishing, and you can knit it in exactly the length you want. The work is started from above, with the edges of the neck continuing down the fronts. The pattern is divided into sections, ending with a chart, where you can continuously check, if you have the right number of stitches.
2 threads of different yarns are knitted together - lambswool and alpaca.
Wool - Light fingering weight 306 yd (280 m)/50 g: 200 / 200 / 250 / 300 g
Alpaca - Sport weight 190 yd (183 m)/50 g: 300 / 300 / 400 / 450 g
32” (80 cm) circular needle size US 4 & 7 (3.5 & 4.5 mm)
1 set of double pointed needles size US 4 & 7 (3.5 & 4.5 cm)
8 stitch markers
Measures- finished garment:
Bust circumference:38 / 40 / 41.75 / 43.75” (97 cm / 102 / 106 / 111 cm
The pattern is available in English and Danish
US 4 - 3.5 mm US 7 - 4.5 mm
1203 - 1750 yards (1100 - 1600 m)