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Felix Cardigan Sweater-a-long

Meeting Times:

 
Sat, Sep 10, 2022 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Sat, Sep 24, 2022 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Sat, Oct 8, 2022 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Sat, Oct 22, 2022 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
**Please note, if you cannot make it to one of the sessions there are no make-up sessions. You can ask any and all questions at any of the meetings. Everyone will not be at the same place all at the same time. 

Jen's Notes:
- With the cost of the sweater-a-long you get the printed and digital copy of the pattern. 
- This sweater doesn't have AS many sizes as sweaters we have made in the past during a sweater-a-long. This means that you will want to keep your yarn to approximately worsted weight with 14 stitches to 4" on size 10 needles.
- YOU MUST BRING A SWATCH TO THE FIRST SESSION YOU ATTEND!!!! There is no ONE way to swatch (you basically need a piece of stockinette fabric that you can use to measure your gauge below I have typed out what I would do, but YOU can do whatever lights your soul on fire as long as you can measure 4" wide and use a couple of different needle sizes)

Start with US10 knitting needles and cast on 26 stitches 
   Rows 1-4 Knit
   Row 5: K3, P20, K3
   Row 6: Knit across
Repeat Rows 5 & 6 for about an inch of work
Change your needle size to a US9 and repeat the rows above
For the last needle change, I would like you to use a US10.5 if you are a super tight knitter or a US8 if you are a loose knitter, if you aren't sure, just let me know!
WRITE DOWN WHAT NEEDLE SIZES YOU USED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bind off your work, wash it (put it in water for 15 min and let is soak up all that water and even out the stitches) then smush the water out and lay flat to dry (don't pin out). If you have ANY questions about this, ask before the first meeting! I want you to arrive with a measurable swatch. 

 


You can read everything about this sweater here: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/felix-cardigan

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