Douglas Cardi Class
Douglas Cardi Class
Douglas Cardi Class
Douglas Cardi Class
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Douglas Cardi Class

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Designed by Andrea Mowry, this is a grandpa-style cardigan complete with stripes, big pockets, and a relaxed fit. This sweater is knit from the bottom up with afterthought pockets and a sewn on button band.

Diane and I (Anna) both knit this cardigan and really enjoyed it. We like that it's DK weight and knits up quickly. Somehow, knitting stripes makes the knitting go faster. I think it's the excitement of seeing the new color.

When Diane knits something she always comes up with tricks and tips to make the process a little easier. For this sweater she will help you learn how to do an afterthought pocket, share tips on the armhole sleeve construction, give you suggestions on shaping the sweater, and tips on making and placing buttonholes.

CLASS DETAILS:
Class will be limited to 3 students in person and 4 students on Zoom (total of 7)

Meeting Dates:
Tuesdays April 26, May 10, May 24, June 7, June 21, and June 28

Meeting Time:
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Cost:
$60.00 Does not include materials or pattern (available on Ravelry)

Instructor:
Diane Thomson

 

CARDIGAN DETAILS:

SIZES
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)(6, 7, 8, 9)

FINISHED BUST CIRCUMFERENCE
46 (50, 54, 56, 60)(62, 66, 68, 72)”
117 (127, 137, 142, 152.5)(157.5, 167.5, 172.5, 183) cm
Recommended ease is positive 16-10”/40.5 -25.5 cm; sample is shown in Size 2 on a 35”/89 cm bust with 15”/38 cm positive ease.

YARN REQUIREMENTS

Diane and I both used Cascade Yarns Eco+Hemp. We like the heathered colors, and softness of it. (You can choose any DK yarn in any colorway you desire.)

These are just approximations. Total yarn usage will depend on the yarn you use (fiber content, ply, etc.), your personal gauge, and any modifications you may make.

DK Weight (100 g/273 yds/250 m) in 5 colors

Yarn A: 115 (125, 134, 137, 145)(150, 158, 160, 166) g/315 (340, 366, 375, 395)(410, 430, 437, 454) yds/288 (311, 334, 343, 361)(375, 393, 400, 415) m

Yarn B: 84 (96, 111, 116, 132)(136, 152, 156, 165) g/229 (262, 301, 316, 359)(372, 415, 424, 450) yds/210 (239, 276, 289, 328)(340, 379, 388, 411) m

Yarns C & D/each: 74 (85, 98, 100, 116)(121, 135, 138, 146) g/203 (232, 267, 274, 317)(329, 367, 375, 398) yds/185 (212, 244, 250, 290)(301, 336, 343, 364) m

Yarn E: 97 (111, 128, 134, 152)(157, 175, 179, 190) g/264 (302, 348, 364, 414)(429, 479, 490, 519) yds/242 (276, 318, 333, 378)(393, 438, 448, 474) m


SUGGESTED NEEDLES
Main Fabric: US 7 – 32" to 40” circular and preferred needles for small circum. knitting (Magic Loop or DPNs), plus a spare for the 3-needle bind off.

Ribbing: US 5 - 32” to 40” circular and preferred needles for small circum. knitting (Magic Loop or DPNs)

Sleeve: US 8 – preferred needles for small circum. knitting (Magic Loop or DPNs). (Optional - if necessary to retain gauge.)

Use the needle size you need to achieve gauge.

GAUGE
18 sts & 27 rows = 4”/10 cm on Main Fabric needle.
Measured over stockinette stitch knit flat, after blocking.

TECHNIQUES TO INDULGE IN
Long tail cast on
Knitting
Purling
Slipping stitches
Increasing
Stripes/changing colors (and jogless stripes)
Decreasing
Afterthought pockets
Picking up stitches
Buttonholes
3-needle bind off
Mattress stitch
Sewing on buttons
Binding off