I fell in love with Araucania Patagonia Cotton the moment I picked up the first hank. Soft to the touch, I wanted to find the perfect pattern to complement the yarn. I worked a stitch pattern on the diagonal to create a wonderful interplay between the diagonal stitches and the variations in the yarn color.
This piece begins with a provisional cast-on at the center of the back and then works down each arm. Finally, stitches are picked up for the remainder of the body. The two different directions in which the sweater is worked create diagonals and color changes across the shoulder and down the body.
Knit from a heavy-weight cotton yarn, such as Patagonia, makes this cardigan ideal for those in-between days. However, two yarn alternatives have been suggested so that this cardigan can also be knit from either a single-color yarn or a warmer, wool version.
XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X] (shown in size S)
Bust size: 30[34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54] inches
Chest: 32[36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56] inches
Length: 20[20, 20.5, 21, 21.5, 22, 22.5] inches
Araucania Patagonia Cotton [100% Cotton; 105 yd/96 m per 100g skein]; color: Shade 202; 6[6, 7, 8, 9, 9, 10] skeins
Yarn alternative 1: Garnstudio Paris [100% Cotton; 75 yd/75 m per 50g skein]; 14[16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26] skeins (Note: This yarn is held double.)
Yarn alternative 2: Noro Silk Garden Chunky [45% Silk, 45% Kid Mohair, 10% Lambswool; 65 yd/60 m per 50g skein]; 10[11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17] skeins
1 pair US #10/6mm Straight needles
US #10/6mm circular needle, 32 inches or longer
I-10/6mm crochet hook
13 sts/20 rows = 4â€³ in Stockinette stitch
16 sts/ 20 rows = 4 â€ in Diagonal Stitch (blocked)
Note: Every knitter is unique, use needle size necessary to achieve gauge