Easterner Cardigan Pattern Available

My latest pattern is now available. The Easterner Cardigan….
A cardigan in wide stripes of colour worked in diagonal stitch, knitted on larger needles for an open texture, in cotton.
The yarn I’ve used is Rowan Cotton Glace which is a great summer yarn with beautiful stitch definition. The colour range is gorgeous. I’ve gone with earthy tones, but why not try blues, greens or your own favourite mix.

Easterner Cardigan

Knitting Pattern

Yarn Suggested: Rowan Cotton Glace or any other 5ply/Sport Weight cotton yarn. 50gm balls, 115m (126 yds)

Gauge: 22 sts and 32 rows to 10cm(4 ins) in Relief Diagonal Stitch

Needle Size: 4.5mm straight needles and 4mm 40cm(16 in) circular needles
Meterage: 1157 – 1682 m (1265 – 1840 yards)

– 2(2,3,3,3) balls Colour A
– 2(3,3,3,3) balls Colour B
– 3(3,3,4,4) balls Colour C
– 2(2,2,3,3) balls Colour D
– 2(2,2,2,3) balls Colour E
5 14mm (1/2 in) buttons required.
Sizes Available: 75 (85, 95, 105, 115)cm, 29½ (33½, 37½, 41¼, 45¼) in
This pattern is available to buy from Ravelry for $US 6.50

Easterner Cardigan nearing completion

I’m working on a cotton cardigan; the Easterner Cardigan. It’s in Rowan Cotton Glace 5 ply, using earthy tones and a diagonal stitch pattern. I’m using larger needles to create a more open, summery knit. I’m having my usual plant-based-fibre tension/gauge issues. The back had to be knitted twice to get the expected length. I’m waiting to have the whole garment knitted and put together before I expound my theory on gauge for cotton. Bet you’re waiting with bated breath!

Naturally I’ve run out of black yarn when there are only three more rows of it needed. I hope I can get more of the same dye lot, or that black doesn’t vary much with dye lots.

So far, we haven’t had too many hot, sweaty handed days where I don’t manage to knit. I’ve been ploughing on. I’ve been doing a little sewing as well, and have a night dress completed, but for the hem. It’s hard to see the point of buying such simple things, but it’s hard to manage time for everything that needs to be done. The pattern also includes winter pyjamas, so maybe I’ll make some of those when I need more! Thankfully no collar is involved. I find it a bit tricky to make sewn collars look good.