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Sweater-a-Long Felix Cardigan



Sweater-a-long - $47 – 8 Hours – Instructor: Jen Reeves

Sat, September 10th, 2022 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Sat, September 24th, 2022 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Sat, October 8th, 2022 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Sat, October 22nd, 2022 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Join us as we knit a sweater together!

This time we will be doing the Felix Cardigan https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/felix-cardigan

This 4 session get together is structured to help you along and answer any questions as they come up, but it is not a class in the sense that everyone is doing the exact same thing at the same time or there is a structured syllabus. It's a fun social atmosphere, with the first meeting discussing the fit of the sweater. You will need a knit swatch before the first meeting. Swatch instructions will be emailed 2 weeks before the 1st meeting.

Pre-req: Must know how to knit in the round, purl, increase, decrease, cast on and bind off.

The first meeting is MANDATORY, as we will discuss fit and gauge, after that all meetings are up to you and there are no make-up sessions available. Remember, this is more social/accountability than it is instructional! You are always welcome to ask questions between classes via email or popping into the shop, but a 2-hour make-up session for a missed session is not possible. 

Price includes pattern!! 

For yarn, I recommend using Deluxe Worsted Superwash, Katmandu Aran, Santa CruzCantata, or Madara This pattern calls for a worsted weight/light aran. There aren't as many size options, so we can't play as much with gauge like we could with past sweaters that had SO many sizes. The pattern is written for a cropped length, but you can make it as long as you would like. Take that into account when ordering yarn (necessary yardage is noted below)

You can purchase this yarn in the shop. If you are looking for a color we don't currently have in stock, let us know and we will get it special ordered immediately!!

More information about this sweater....

A cropped top down raglan cardigan with an eyelet motif incorporated into the raglan increases. This was designed to be the perfect sweater to wear layered over tunics and dresses, I like it with waisted pants as well. I suggest putting all the stitches on waste yarn and trying the sweater on before you begin the ribbing to be sure you have a length you will like and will enjoy wearing.

This is a very easy and very quick knit with worsted/light aran weight yarn worked at a relaxed open gauge. The mohair blend yarn drapes beautifully and will bloom when washed filling in the fabric of the airy gauge.

The cardigan version is written to be worked back and forth in rows, the neck is shaped with short rows, the body and sleeves are divided after the yoke shaping. The body is worked back and forth in rows, the sleeves are worked in the round. The body of the cardigan is 1” longer than that of the Felix Pullover - please note the body can be made any length but plan to purchase more yarn.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

39 (43 ½, 48, 52 ½, 57)” around chest at underarm
22 (24, 25, 27, 28)” from right front cast on to right neck edge.
Shown in size 43 1/3, worn with 7” of positive ease.

Selecting the correct amount of ease is a very personal, please choose a size based on your own preferences, a range between 2 to 10” of ease is suggested for this garment.

If choosing to knit this with less ease for a more fitted look please review the measurements on the last page and consider adding more length to the body and plan your yarn purchasing accordingly.*

MATERIALS

700 (800, 900, 1000, 1100) yards Aran weight yarn
Shown here in Green Mountain Spinnery Mountain Mohair (60% wool, 30% mohair; 140yd 128 m/57 g): 9427 ‘Alpenglo’ 5 (6, 7, 8, 8) skeins.

The cardigan is worked at an open airy gauge. If substituting yarn look for Aran or chunky weight yarns to match gauge. Yardage amounts are approximate and selecting a different style of yarn may result in more or less yarn required.

Needles
US 10/6mm: circular 16” and 24” or longer for body and a set of 4 or 5 DPN for sleeves.
US 8/5mm: circular 16” and 24” or longer, and a set of 4 or 5 DPN for sleeve cuffs.
US 5/3.75mm circular or straight for tubular cast on (optional)

Notions required
4 stitch markers, tapestry needle, 6 20mm buttons.

Gauge
14 stitches x 20 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch with larger needles
Adjust needle size to obtain the correct gauge



Skill Level:
intermediate
Materials Included:
Pattern
Instructor Name:
Jen Reeves

Sweater-a-Long Felix Cardigan

Cost:
$ 47.00