A Little Curious - c. 2016



A LITTLE CURIOUS




A little Curious is a one-piece cardigan-wrap that is worked vertically from one front edge to the other. The rectangular shape that is created makes for the long, draped front.

You can wear this knitted cardigan in various ways: you can flip the fronts over your shoulders, let them hang loose, or pin the fronts together with a shawl pin for a more elegant look.

The knitting should not become boring, because the various lace patterns help to make the knitting go by effortlessly. The long stretches of fabric make this a great project to take along, as the lace patterns are easily memorized. The model shown is a size M2 (36” bust) and is knit with madelinetosh merino light in the colorway “Curiosity”.

LANGUAGES

A Little Curious is available in English and German.

SIZES

XS (S1, S2, M1, M2)(L1, L2, XL1, XL2, XXL)
Or an Actual Bust measurement of
30" (32", 34", 36", 38")(40", 42", 44", 46", 48") /
76 (81.5, 86.5, 91.5, 96.5)(101.5, 107, 112, 117, 122) cm


FINISHED MEASURMENTS

Finished Bust Circumference (Including 2" / 5cm ease):
32” (34”, 36”, 38”, 40”)(42”, 44”, 46”, 48”, 50") / 81.5 (86.5, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5)(107, 112, 117, 122, 127) cm

Finished Armhole Depth:
8.5” (8.5", 9.5”, 9.5”, 9.5”)(10.5”, 10.5”, 11”, 11”, 11") / 21.5 (21.5, 24, 24, 24)(27, 27, 28, 28, 28) cm


EASE

There are approximately 2 inches (5cm) of positive ease worked into the bust circumference.

GAUGE

24 stitches x 36 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch, on US Size 4 (3.5 mm) needles; measured on a washed and blocked swatch. You are advised to achieve both row and stitch gauges for this pattern.

DIFFICULTY

Intermediate: This pattern is knit from one side to the other. The lace instructions are both charted and written. Around the armhole you are to pick up stitches along the finished edge. Short rows are explained in detail to shape the shoulder cap of the sleeve.

NEEDLES

US Size 4 (3.5 mm) 60” circular needle (or size needed to achieve gauge)
US Size 7 (4.5 mm) double pointed needles for neck band stitches (preferably wood or bamboo)
US Size 2 (2.75 mm) circular needle for picking up armhole stitches

Tapestry needle

YARN

tosh merino light - fingering weight, by madelinetosh yarns 420 yards / 384 m and 100 g per skein:
Yardage varies depending on the yarn you decide to use.
1650 (1750, 1850, 2000, 2050)(2250, 2300, 2500, 2600, 2700) yards /
1510 (1600, 1690, 1830, 1880)(2060, 2100, 2290, 2380, 2470) meters


Yardage requirements varies between knitters as well as yarn types, the above mentioned requirements are estimates. If you do decide to substitute a different yarn, please be sure that it is of a similar content, to ensure that the drape and look of the finished garment will turn out as you expect it to be.

OTHER MATERIALS

Stitch Markers in several different colors













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.