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Reunion Cardigan KAL
It's time to start thinking about your cold-weather wardrobe, which makes this the perfect opportunity to join us in our fall Knit Along! This time, we’re tackling cardigans! The simple shape of this garment is sure to coordinate with all your other fall makes, and you'll be cozy and warm once the temperature drops!
Join Caitlin and Emily starting on Tuesday, September 12th at 7:00 pm EDT as we tackle Brienne Moody's Reunion Cardigan!
In addition to sharing knitting tips and tricks, and answering your questions, we’ll learn all about:
- knitting a gauge swatch and choosing your size
- knitting a raglan yoke
- separating for sleeves on scrap yarn
- picking up stitches (and how to do so evenly)
- adding a button/neck band
- knitting buttonholes and attaching buttons
You will need:
- 500-1200m of worsted weight yarn, depending on your size. Please check the pattern for recommended yardage. *(see below for a note on yarn)
- 4 and 4.5 mm (US 6 and 7) 40cm (16") circular needles for sleeves, 80cm (32") circular needles for body or needle sizes to give you gauge ** (see below for a note on needles)
- 8 stitch markers that will sit comfortably on your needle
- Tapestry or darning needle, pieces of scrap yarn to hold your sleeve stitches
- 6 ¾” buttons (more if you are lengthening your sweater), possibly some strong thread to sew your buttons on
* A note on yarn:
The yardage given is for a cropped sweater with 3/4 length sleeves. You can absolutely knit a full-length sweater or a full-length sleeve (see Ravelry projects for examples) but you will need more yarn to do so.
The pattern calls for a woolen-spun (airy, textured) yarn like our Wooldreamers Mota, Plied Yarn Penn Ave, or Kelbourne Woolens Lucky Tweed. You can substitute for a worsted-spun yarn like Tosh Vintage, but the sweater will be heavier. Our sample was knit from Wooldreamers Mota.
** A note on needles:
We highly recommend you knit a gauge swatch before casting on your sweater. We will discuss this in more depth in the first video, but the designer's gauge may not match your own. Our sample knitter (Emily) was bit by the gauge monster and will definitely be going up a couple of needle sizes for her own sweater - don't let it get you too!
For reference, the pattern calls for 16 sts/4" in stockinette on the larger needles.
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