Rose Cardigan by Drea Renee Knits (pattern)


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Rose Cardigan by Drea Renee Knits

Rose Cardigan by Drea Renee Knits (aka Andrea Mowry) is a wonderful pattern to prepare for the coming cooler weather.

Ours is currently being made using Dream in Color ‘Cosette’ – keep an eye on our Instagram page for the finished cardigan next month.

This open cardigan is a true adventure in knitting! Combining unique sideways construction, cables, fading and exposed seams to create a flattering oversized dolman style sweater that looks great on all types of figures.

Knit in one colour or four, to suit your style!

Make sure to show us which colours you picked for your own garment.

XS (S, M, L)(XL, XXL)
To fit an actual chest circumference of:
28-32 (34-38, 40-44, 46-50)(52-56, 58-62) inches
71-81.5 (86.5-96.5, 102-112, 117-127)(132-142, 147.5-157.5) cm

Finished Bust Circumference
50 (56, 62, 68)(74, 80) inches
127 (142, 157.5, 173)(188, 203) cm
Intended to be worn with 18-22”/46-56 cm positive ease

To pick the best size for you, measure your full bust, add your preferred ease (18- 22”/46-56 cm) and pick the size closest to that based on the Finished Bust Circumference. If you are between sizes, I recommend sizing down rather than up. You know your style preferences best! Trust your instinct. The sizes in this sweater were graded to give the same ease and drape on the sizes indicated. That being said, if you know that you do not like too much positive ease, then size down one full size.

Sport weight in 4 colors to create a cohesive fade
Color A: 250 (285, 302, 320)(355, 355) yds/70 (80, 85, 90)(100, 100) g Color B: 330 (340, 355, 390)(420, 430) yds/93 (96, 100, 110)(118, 120) g Color C: 690 (790, 850, 950)(1025, 1060) yds/195 (222, 240, 268)(290, 300) g
Color D: 625 (710, 755, 840)(900, 910) yds/175 (200, 212, 236)(254, 256) g

Suggested Yarn
La Bien Aimée MERINO Sport (355 yds/100 g)
Color A: Damask 1 skein
Color B: Dusk 1 (1, 1, 2)(2, 2) skeins
Color C: Rose Quartz 2 (3, 3, 3)(3, 3) skeins
Color D: Winter Garden 2 (2, 3, 3)(3, 3) skeins

Suggested Needles
Main Fabric: US 4/3.5 mm – 32”/80 cm to 40”/100 cm circular and pre- ferred needles for small circumference knitting (Magic Loop or DPNs), plus a spare needle for 3 Needle Bind Off.
Ribbing: US 2/2.75 mm – 32”/80 cm to 40”/100 cm circular and preferred needles for small circumference knitting.

Removable/Clip On Stitch Marker
Cable Needle
Smooth Waste Yarn
Tapestry Needle
Row Counter (recommended)

26 sts & 36 rows =4”/10 cm
Worked over Stockinette Stitch, blocked.
Gauge is incredibly important. Make sure that you have the correct stitch and row gauge before proceeding.

Techniques to Indulge In
This is a more advanced pattern that includes –
Dolman shaping
Sideways Construnction
Short Rows
Picking up stitches
Backward Loop Cast on
Seaming (Mattress Stitch)
3 Needle bind off
Knitting flat
Knitting in the round

View the pattern on Ravelry.

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