Grenache is a breezy little cardigan, virtually seamless, with a hint of texture. You'll love its simple style and smooth lines. Short dolman sleeves, gently shaped neck, side vents, and slightly dropped back edge make a comfortable and flattering sweater. Worked in DK weight with minimal finishing, this cardigan knits up quickly.
Skill Level intermediate
Finished Measurements Hips, buttoned 31 (33.25, 36.25, 36.75, 39, 39.75, 42, 44.75, 45.5, 48.5, 53.5)" Cuff to cuff 21 (22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 33)" Length 25.75 (26, 26, 26.25, 26.25, 26.5, 26.5, 26.75, 26.75, 27, 27.25)" Choose your size based on the hip measurement, with -1 to +2" ease
Yarn 6 (6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 8, 9, 10) balls DK yarn, 153 yards/50 grams each. Shown in Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy, 41% Cotton, 34% Hemp, 25% Rayon, color Charcoal. Suitable for yarns with some drape.
Gauge 22 stitches and 32 rows = 4"/10cm in Stockinette Stitch after blocking
Needles US 5/3.75 mm (or size needed for gauge): two pairs (one main plus one spare) circular needles long enough to hold large number of stitches US 4/3.5 mm (or one size smaller than gauge): one pair circular needles long enough to hold large number of stitches, plus one set dpn's or your preferred method of working in the round
Other Supplies 6 stitch markers, scrap yarn for holding stitches, 5 safety pins, 5 small buttons, blunt yarn needle
Construction Notes Start lower fronts and back separately and join at top of side vents. Then work Grenache from bottom up in one piece to underarms. Shape back shoulders with short rows and join shoulder seams with a three needle bind off. Work neck band past shoulders and join to back neck. To finish, pick up and knit button bands and armhole edging and add buttons.
Acknowledgements Thank you Iris for modelling.