Ramona Cardigan

$6.50

Ramona cardigan has top-down raglan construction, a crew neck and slight waist shaping. It features a fake ‘seam’ along the sides, giving the appearance of a seam as well as providing a little more structure than a typical seamless sweater. Slightly cropped and well-fitted, this cardigan is a quick and easy knit. Detailed pattern instructions make this a perfect ‘first sweater’ project for the beginner knitter. More advanced knitters will also enjoy the pattern as a relaxing knit.

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Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) (7, 8, 9, 10, 11)

Note: previous versions of this pattern used different sizing labels (i.e, “Size S” instead of “Size 2”). If you would like to know how these previous sizing labels correspond to the new labels, visit my tips page.

Finished Bust Circumference (buttoned): 33.25 (35.25, 38.5, 41.75, 44, 46) (50.25, 53.5, 56.75, 60, 64)”/ 84 (90, 98, 106, 112, 117) (128, 136, 144, 152, 163) cm

Picking Your Size: Choose a size that is approx. 2-3”/5-8 cm larger than your actual bust measurement. Shown in size 2, being worn with approx 2”/5 cm of positive ease.

Gauge: 15 sts & 22 rws = 4”/10 cm in Stockinette stitch using larger needles

Yarn: Approx. 775 (825, 900, 975, 1030, 1075) (1175, 1250, 1325, 1410, 1510) yds of aran/bulky- weight yarn, shown in Osprey by Quince & Co (100% American Wool; 100g = 170 yds), 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) (8, 8, 8, 9, 9) skeins. Shown in color Kumlien’s Gull.

Yarn Substitution Ideas:

  • Cascade Ecological Wool (or Eco +)
  • Berroco Mercado
  • Berroco Ultra Wool Chunky
  • Plymouth Yarn Homestead
  • Madeline Tosh Chunky
  • Garnstudio Drops Nepal
  • Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky

Needles & Other Supplies
• US 9/5.5 mm 32”/80 cm and 16”/40 cm circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
• US 9/5.5 mm DPNs (or you can use the 32”/80 cm circular for the magic loop method)
• US 8/5 mm 32”/80 cm or 1 needle size smaller than needle used to get gauge (for buttonband & neck ribbing)
• 8 stitch markers
• 2 pieces of scrap yarn, approx 20”/51 cm in length
• Tapestry needle to weave in ends
• Locking stitch markers (for buttonhole placement)
• Buttons: approx 7 (7, 7, 7, 7, 8) (8, 8, 8, 8, 8) buttons, approx 7/8” in diameter

Construction:

  • Ramona Cardigan is knit all in one piece from the top-down and features raglan construction to shape the yoke.
  • Sleeves are then split at the underarm and body is worked in one piece to the hem with options to either work no shaping or some waist shaping.
  • Sleeves are then transferred to DPNs (or you can use 32”/80 cm circ for magic loop method) and worked in the round to the cuff.
  • Stitches are picked up around the neckline to create the neck trim.
  • Finally, stitches are picked up along each front edge to create the button bands.