Wardie

The sport weight version of our classic longline v-neck cardigan – with pockets! The perfect throw on over any outfit and look pulled together cardigan – we wont judge if that outfit is your pjs.

The back and front are worked separately from the bottom up, which gives structure and allows two layers to be worked on the fronts for the neatly constructed pockets.

The wide, relaxed-fit shoulders use an extended version of English tailoring, with all of the shaping at the back. The style is somewhere between a set-in and dropped shoulder with very shallow sleeve caps. The sleeves are worked flat from the top down from stitches picked up around the armhole. The two layers of the front pockets are joined by seaming them to the back and separately worked button band as one.




Details

Skills for knitting this project

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  • knitting, purling
  • picking up stitches
  • working flat
  • make one increases
  • k2tog decreases
  • ssk decreases
  • short rows
  • seaming

Optional Techniques


Gauge

21 sts and 32 rnds = 4" in st st on larger needles


Supplies

Yarn

Heavy fingering / sport weight wool yarn.
Shown in Rauma Finull PT2

Needles and notions

Size 3 US / 3.25mm straights or 24" / 60cm or longer circular
Size 5 US / 3.75mm 24" / 60cm or longer circular


Yardage


Size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
  32¼ 34¼ 37¼ 40½ 43½ 46½ 49½ 52½ 55½ 58¾ 61¾
Balls Finull PT2 7 8 8 9 10 10 11 12 13 13 14

Sizing

Wardie includes 11 sizes, from 32¼” to 61¾” finished chest circumference.

32¼(34¼, 37¼, 40½, 43½, 46½) [49½, 52½, 55½, 58¾, 61¾]" / 80.5(85.5, 93.5, 101, 108.5, 116) [124, 131.5, 139, 146.5, 154.5] cm

Neutral shown in size 37¼” with approx 1½” of positive ease. Blue & Grey shown in size 46½" with approx 2" of positive ease.

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