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With a one-piece construction and a simple steek, this cardigan is a fun pattern for learning new techniques. The asymmetric fastening and top down set-in sleeves create a simple elegant finish.
Worked in the round from the bottom up the delicate seaweed ribbing flows up the front panel. The opening is created after knitting by steeking. This was my first steeked project so don’t let it scare you if you haven’t tried it before. The steek used in this cardigan was a crochet steek which is remarkably easy to work even for a non-crocheter like me! Sleeve are worked after the body from the top down using short row sleeve cap shaping and are finished in the round.
I used Donegal yarn for this project which is a lovely 100% yarn with wool tweed flecks running through it. This yarn is also marketed as Kilcarra aran tweed and Studio Dongeal. Debbie Bliss Donegal tweed and Luxury tweed also work well as substitutions.
Bust Circumference: 30.5 (33.25, 36, 38.75, 41.25, 45.25,
48, 50.75, 54.75)”/ 77.5 (84.5, 91.5, 98.5, 105, 115, 122,
Shown in size 36”/91.5cm with 1”/2.5cm positive ease.
Donegal Aran Tweed (100% Wool; 88yds/80m per 50g
skein); Color: Deep Red (4754); 11 (12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20) skeins
(This yarn is also know and Kilcarra and Studio Donegal Aran Tweed)
Size 7 US /4.5 mm circular needle, 24” / 60 cm long, or
length needed for size.
Size 7 US / 4.5 mm circular needle, 32” / 80 cm long, or
longer for magic loop (or Size 7 US / 8 mm dpns if not using
Stitch markers; stitch holders; tapestry needle; crochet hook
US G-6 /4mm, crochet steek yarn, 4 snaps.