A pretty design from Isabell Kraemer, Mariechen is worked seamlessly from the top down. The cardigan is worked back and forth with raglan increases to shape the yoke. Fronts are worked in Double Seed Stitch with a cute textured cable/lace panel down the centre. Once yoke shaping is complete, sleeve stitches are placed on hold to work the body first top down to the hem. Buttonhole band, button band and neck finishing are worked next. Sleeve sts are then picked up again to work the sleeves top-down in the round to the cuffs.
The advantage of knitting this cardigan from the top down is that you can try it on from time to check the length and overall fit. The length and width of the yoke are easily adjustable by adding/ reducing increases or underarm sts.
XS (S, M1, M2, L, XL, XXL)
Finished bust circumference (closed):
35.75 (38.25, 40.5, 42.25, 44.5, 48.5, 51.75)“
89.5 (95.5, 101.5, 105.5, 111.5, 121.5, 129.5) cmYarn: KOKON Merino DK
(201 yds (184 m) /100g)
5 (6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 9) skeins or approximately
974 (1105, 1225, 1302, 1368, 1477, 1641) yds
890 (1010, 1120, 1190, 1250, 1350, 1500) mKnitting Needles:
US 3 (3.25 mm) circular needle for neck finishing.
US 4 (3.5 mm) 32” (80 cm) circular needle and DPNs (or longer circular needle for magic loop) for body ribbing and sleeve ribbing.
US 6 (4 mm) 32” (80 cm) circular needle and DPNs (or longer circular needle for magic loop) for body and sleeves. Notions:
Tapestry needle, stitch holders or scrap yarn, stitch markers, 6 buttons 0.75” (1.8 cm) diameter, blocking tools.Gauge:
20 sts x 30 rows = 4” (10 cm) square in stockinette stitch on largest size needles after blocking.Knitting Knowledge:
knit, purl, knitting in the round, lace, short-rowsPattern Format: