It’s a cool Saturday morning – everyone else is still sleeping, and you have the morning hours all to yourself. You plan to visit your favorite café to grab a cup of coffee, and settle in with a good book or your latest work-in-progress. What could make this morning better but an oversized, cabled, shawl-collar cardigan? The Café Cardigan was designed with these mornings in mind.
SIZES Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X) Shown with 8¼” of positive ease.
MATERIALS Fibra Natura Dona (100% extrafine superwash merino; 50g/126 yds) 134 Glacier – 14 (16, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26) balls Needles: US Size 6 (4 mm) 32” circular or longer (to accommodate large number or stitches) or size needed to obtain gauge US Size 4 (3.5 mm) 32” circular or longer (to accommodate large number of stitches) or size needed to obtain gauge Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle, 9 – ¾” buttons
GAUGE 28 sts x 28 rows = 4” in Alternating Cables patt with larger ndl 21 sts x 28 rows = 4” in St st with larger ndl 22 sts x 40 rows = 4” in garter st with smaller ndl Save time, check your gauge.
PATTERN NOTES The Café Cardigan is intended to be worn with approximately 10-12 inches of positive ease. It is knit flat and seamed. It features sideways construction and begins with the left sleeve. Stitches are picked up for the button band and short-rows are used to create the shawl collar.
The Café Cardigan is available as part of e-book Elegant Ease, and as an individual pattern through Ravelry.