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Vivienne Vintage Cardigan | Knitting Pattern

Vivienne Vintage Cardigan | Knitting Pattern

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The Vivienne Cardigan is a vintage inspired cardigan with two classic & easy stitch patterns. The cardigan is worked top down and shaped with German Short Rows. Part of the back and front are first worked separately after which the sleeve stitches are picked up and the puff sleeve is created with German Short Rows and increases. Afterwards the body and sleeves are knit straight ending with classic 1x1 ribbing. The fronts are finished with neat double knitted button bands. Lastly stitches are picked up for the double folded collar.

Skill
Difficulty 4/5. Knitting from charts, German Short Rows.

Gauge
18 sts x 25 rows = 10 cm | 4 inch.
Measured in body pattern after blocking.

Needles
5 mm | US 8 needles for main.
4.5 mm | US 7 needles for ribbing.
4 mm | US 6 needles for double knitting.

Sizing
(XXS, XS) S, M, L (XL, 2XL, 3XL) 4XL, 5XL
Recommended for chest circumference of
(70, 80) 90, 100, 110 (120, 130, 140) 150, 160 cm or
(27.5, 31.5) 35.5, 39.5, 43.5 (47.5, 51.5, 55.5) 59.5, 63.5 inch.

For a finished chest circumference of
(83, 89) 96, 103, 117 (124, 137, 142) 154, 163 cm or
(32.75, 35) 37.75, 40.5, 46 (48.75, 54, 56) 60.5, 64 inch.

Choose a size with 0-13 cm | 0-5 inch of positive ease at the chest and around 10 cm | 4 inch of postive ease around the arm.
Samples are size XS worn with 6 cm | 2.5 inch of positive ease.

Yarn
Brique Sample | 1 strand aran weight yarn
Drops Nepal c. 8914 (75 m | 82 yds, 50g)

Cream Sample (FINAL FIT) | 1 strand dk weight yarn + 1 strand lace weight yarn
Drops Soft Tweed c. 01 (130 m | 142 yds, 50g)
Lang Yarns Alpaca Superlight c. 094 (199 m | 218 yds, 50g)

Meterage
(765, 840) 1035, 1125, 1320, (1470,1635, 1815) 1935, 2175 m or
(840, 920) 1135, 1230, 1445 (1610, 1790, 1985) 2120, 2380 yds of aran weight yarn, or alternatively of a dk and lace weight yarn each.

Grams
(510, 560) 690, 750, 880 (980, 1090, 1210) 1290 1450 g of aran weight yarn.

Notions
Tapestry needle, 8 stitch markers, (5, 5) 5, 5, 5 (6, 6, 6) 6, 6 buttons with 20-25 mm diameter.  

A special thanks to my tech editor, Marie-Ève and my wonderful test knitters for making this pattern possible.

This pattern is for personal home use only.
You are not entitled to distribute / copy / sell this pattern, whether you profit from it or not. Please respect the hard work and efforts of the development of this pattern.

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