Originally, I wanted to put this pattern for free. But, on second thought, because of the time I spent to write this pattern, I think I just have to put it on sale. Just email me if you are in doubt and want to ask question first.
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL
Needle: 3.25 mm (size 3), 3.5 mm (size 4) knitting needle (straight/circular), 2.75 mm (size C) crocheted hook
Yarn: Fingering weight or double strand lace wight yarn (eg: Rowan 4-ply cotton, double strands of Jaegerspun Zaphyr). Yarn requirement for XS: 1200 meter, S: 1300 meter, M: 1400 meter, L: 1500 meter, XL: 1600meter, XXL: 1700 meter, 3XL: 1800 meter
Notion: Tapestry deedle, buttons (6 pcs), marker, scrap yarn
Gauge: 30 sts and 40 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette Stitch (St st) using 3.25 mm needle or adjust the needle size to get gauge. I agree that this is not a quick knit. There are a lot of stitches, but if you invest the time and quality yarn, you will get a timeless cardigan to love for years.
Difficulty: Adventurous beginner (you need to know how to do knit and purl, decrease and increase, make button holes, simple cable, short row, and crochet)
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If your gauge is different from above, email me along with your measurement, I will advise you which size you should make.
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I know it's very daunting to knit a project with small gauge. However, I found that knitting with bulky yarn and big needle doesn't give me good result. It's bulky and make me look fat.
So, what is the guarantee, after knitting so many hours using fine yarn and small needle, that the result will be satisfying? Knit the back first. Wash and block it. No need to stretch or pull so tight. Just pat it a bit and make sure it shape properly and lay flat. After it dried, compare it with your favourite cardigan. If it's match then continue, if it doesn't then at least you only need to redo the back part and not the whole thing :)