Are there ever enough shawl-collared, cabled cardigans in the fall? We think not, and we're thrilled to see this cozy, squishy feminine take on Friend of the Flock Kate classic Karel cardigan join the lineup this year. Slightly cropped and incredibly satisfying to knit and wear, this knitterly raglan-style cardigan in Forge is knit from the bottom up, with seamless sleeves and optional tubular hems for a polished finish.
A note: Jana is available as a digital download and a yarn+pattern bundle here at H+W.com, but 100% of pattern sales revenue goes directly to the designer, just as if you bought the pattern directly from their website or on Ravelry. We think this way, everybody wins: you get an easier, more straightforward experience as a consumer, our indie designer friends get to realize the maximum revenue from their work, and you get another great way to access new designs in our yarn outside of our pattern collections.
Type: Indie Design — Digital Download
Designer: Kate Oates
Skill Level: 3 out of 5
Yarn: Hudson + West Co. Forge (70% U.S. Merino / 30% U.S. Corriedale; 235 yds [214 m]; 3.5 oz. [100g]): fawn, 5 (5, 6, 7)[7, 8, 9](9, 10, 11) skeins
34.75 (39, 42.75, 47.75)[50.5, 55.25, 59.5](62.25, 66.5, 71)" 88.5 (99, 108.5, 121.5)[128.5, 140.5, 151, 158, 169, 180.5) cm finished chest circumference, with fronts closed. Cardigan shown with approximately 3" [8 cm] positive ease.
Size A (for body): US 8 [5.0 mm]: 32” [80 cm] or longer circular needle, plus your preferred needle for small-circumference circular knitting.
Size B (for ribbing): US 7 [4.5 mm]: 32” [80 cm] or longer circular needle, plus your preferred needle for small-circumference circular knitting.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
20 stitch markers plus 4 distinctive markers, stitch holders, tapestry needle, sewing needle, five 1" [2.5 cm] buttons and matching thread
17 sts + 26 rows = 4" [10 cm] in seeded rib on Size A needles, after blocking.
Decreasing; cabling with or without cable needle; knitting in the round; picking up stitches; short rows.
About the Designer
Kate Oates is a knitting pattern designer and author of several books: Grown, Knits for Boys, and Knitting Clothes Kids Love. Under her own name, she creates a line of modern and stylish knits for adults. Her other line, Tot Toppers, features whimsically wearable garments and accessories for babies and children. Kate holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Florida. She lives with her family in South Carolina, which includes husband Ryan and boys Jesse, Charlie, Oliver + Eliot (4 very handsome Tot Toppers models). You might also see the Oates crew at a Clemson football game. Go Tigers! Find her design work at www.kateoatesdesign.com, on Instagram @kateoatesdesign, and on Ravelry as tot topper.