This pattern is also available in Little Red in the City.
Lauriel features a yoke that flatteringly combines round yoke and set in sleeve shaping in an intriguing seamless construction with underbust gathers and a fitted waist that's easy to fit perfectly. Twisted ribbing at the neck grows organically to form the outlines of leaves with eyelet flowers at their centres. These leaves are echoed as a motif on the cuffs and body, flowing down into the deep ribbed waistband.
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Double knitting weight yarn with a suggested gauge of 5.5 sts per inch / 2.5 cm
24 sts and 30 rows = 4" / 10cm in st st knit flat.
US 5 / 3.75mm 32" circular needle
30[32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58]" bust /
Lauriel is worked from the top down, beginning with the leaf pattern yoke which is shaped exactly like a larger round yoke with increases hidden in the stitch pattern. At the shoulders the sleeves are shaped like set in sleeves and short rows are used to shape the front neckline. At the chest the front is wider than the back and the additional stitches are decreased at the underbust. At this stage the cardigan can easily be tried on to determine the best point at which to decrease.
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Double knitting weight yarn with a suggested gauge of 5.5 sts per inch / 2.5 cm, this fitted style requires a yarn with some elasticity such as wool, wool blends or a reasonably stretchy blend of synthetic and plant fibres. The leaf motifs require good stitch definition from something smoothly spun and not too fuzzy.
The yarn requirements shown below are based on the average body and sleeve lengths shown. For a perfect fit I recommend adjusting these lengths to fit your own measurements, every 1” of length on the body will affect the yarn required by 3%.
Amanda’s version is worked in O-wool Legacy DK (100% organic wool, 152 yds / 139 m, 1.76oz / 50g) in Gamboge.
Ysolda’s version is worked in Manos Del Uruguay Silk Blend (30% silk, 70% merino, 150 yds / 137 m, 1.76oz / 50g) in Pewter (3064).
820[930, 1000, 1060, 1110, 1190, 1235, 1300, 1360, 1405, 1460, 1575, 1610, 1690, 1705] yards
750[850, 915, 970, 1015, 1090, 1130, 1190, 1245, 1285, 1335, 1440, 1470, 1545, 1560] metres
Scrap yarn for holding sts.
Sew on snaps and buttons, the number of buttons required will depend on the overall length of your cardigan, the size of your buttons and the placement you choose so it’s best to purchase after knitting. The snaps form the functional fastening and the buttons are merely decorative, since there are no buttonholes to fit your buttons can be any size.