Lake Breeze is a totally seamless raglan cardigan knit from the top-down in one piece, somewhat inspired by Persistence. The cables on the back give it a little more style than a plain stockinette cardigan would - but not too much, making this a great cardi for advanced beginners, who would like to get a little adventurous with their knitting.
This is truly a “one-piece wonder”, aside from the underarm stitches, there is absolutely no seaming and no picking up stitches required! There is also an option to knit Lake Breeze as a pullover.
LANGUAGESLake Breeze is available in English and in German.
SIZESX-Small (Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XXL)
Bust Measurement: 30” (34”, 38”, 42”, 46”, 50”) / 76 (86.5, 96.5, 107, 117, 127) cm
FINISHED MEASURMENTSFinished Bust Circumference (including ease):
33" (37", 41", 45", 49", 53") / 84 (94, 104, 114.5, 124.5, 134.5) cm
Finished Raglan depth:
7.5" (8", 8.75", 9.75", 10.5", 11") / 19 (20, 22, 25, 27, 28) cm
EASEThere is approximately 3 inches (7.5 cm) of positive ease worked into the chest circumference. To determine the correct size, first measure your bust circumference and compare this with the Sizes and Bust Measurement above. Then determine how tight or loose you would like "Lake Breeze" to fit.
GAUGE18 stitches x 24 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch on size US 8 (5.0 mm) needles (or size needed to get gauge), measured on a washed and blocked swatch.
DIFFICULTYEasy to Intermediate (cable chart and short rows). However, do not let new techniques turn you off, there is a short row method that is easy to learn and looks great too, called the “shadow wrap method”. This pattern gives specific instructions for this method.
NEEDLESUS Size 8 (5.0 mm) for body and US Size 6 (4.0 mm) for neck, hem and cuff ribbing
YARNFor better or worsted by Anzula: approximately 5 (6, 6, 6, 7, 8) skeins @ 200 yards per skein / 183m and 115 g per skein; estimated total yardage 1000 (1075, 1150, 1200, 1300, 1500) yards.
OTHER MATERIALSStitch Markers in several different colors
Buttons: about 10 to 12 1/2” to 5/8” buttons - the exact number you will need depends on the size and length of your cardigan.
Copyright: Please respect the moral rights of independent designers. The copyright of this pattern remains with the author. This pattern is provided for personal home use only. It should not be sold. Commercial use of this pattern is a violation of the copyright. Selling products made from this pattern or distributing this pattern in any manner is prohibited under the copyright unless Amanda Woeger has granted express written permission.