NOTE: Steps 1 – 4 are worked in rows, from step 5 on in rounds. As the knit stitches are often worked slightly tighter as the purl stitches, a smaller needle size than the main needle size is used for the ws-rows in order to achieve an even stitch pattern in rows and rounds.
The JONA Cardigan is an oversize cardigan, which is worked top down with increases along the knitted pieces. You start working the first side of the neckband and front piece and shape the drop down shoulders by working short rows.
The deep V-neck is shaped by increases, the slanted sleeves by decreases, which are first worked to the armhole openings.
You then pick up stitches for the second front piece as well as the back piece, which are worked to the armhole openings, too. You then place all tree pieces on the same needle to finish the body.
The sleeve stitches are picked up around the armhole openings and worked in round. Due to the top down technique, the cardigan’s length can be easily adjusted to personal measurements.
All cuffs and the belt are worked with slipped stitches.
The instruction includes a detailed model sketch with all necessary measurements, a blank sketch for notes and alternative front bands.
Please note that the brown version is a pattern hack and the adjustments are explained in detail in the appendix!
You can find supporting photo tutorials for both models here: JONA Cardigan – Links
SIZES / MEASUREMENTS
All details in this instruction mean sizes XS (S) M (L) XL (XXL)
The model is 164 cm tall and wears size M (green cardigan) and size S (brown cardigan) with a bust measurements of 85cm.
MEASUREMENTS OF THE FINISHED PIECE:
You can find detailed measurements in the model sketch in appendix 1
You can use the blank model sketch in appendix 2 for notes and conversions
GAUGE AND PATTERN
The green Jona cardigan is knitted in color 127 “moosgrün”. The brown Jona cardigan is knitted in color 115 “goldbraun”.
AMOUNT OF YARN
Note: The model is worked with 4 threads of yarn. At the beginning, you can work with 4 skeins. You than have to use the thread from the edge and from the middle. For sizes S and an uneven number of skeins is indicated and therefore the last skein must either be wound or an additional skein must be planned for 4-thread knitting.
ADDITIONALLY FOR THE SLEEVES EITHER
Tip for tight knitters: When working in the round and using needles with a screw system; it is practical and much more convenient to use a smaller needle on the left-hand needle. The stitches then slide off the needle more easily.
TIP: If you are not familiar with any of the techniques used here, practice on a small piece of knitting, which saves you from annoying unravelling the model.