Elm Cardigan Knitting Pattern
“This drape cardigan in a simple cable and wide rib pattern has added luxury when worked in baby Alpaca yarn. Very simple in its construction the focus is on the softness of the yarn and its natural drape.”
- Jo Storie
Skills Required: You will need to be able to work a classic cable and rib.
Yarn Type: We used Alpaca Loft’s 100% Baby Alpaca
Yarn Shade: Photography shows Elm in Ivory shade. Yarn also available in Camel, Light Grey and Dark Grey.
Yarn Weight: Double knit
Sizes to Fit:
Chest 81-86cm (32-34 in)
Knitted measurements approx: chest 84cm (33in), length 51cm (20in)
You will need: 16 x 50g balls
Chest 92-97cm (36-38in)
Knitted measurements approx: chest 100cm (39½in), length 53 cm (21in)
You will need: 18 x 50g balls
Chest 102-107cm (40-42in)
Knitted measurements approx: chest 116cm (45½in), length 57cm (22in)
You will need: 20 x 50g balls
*50g ball = 113m/124 yds
Yarn amounts are based on average requirements and are approximate. You may wish to order an extra ball/skein to be sure you have sufficient yarn.
One pair of 3¾mm (US5) straight needles
A cable needle and a tapestry needle for sewing up
Row counters and stitch markers.
27.5 sts x 30 rows to 10 x 10cm (4 x 4in) worked in cable and rib pattern using 3¾mm (US 5) needles.
Equivalent in st st 22 sts x 18 rows using 3¾mm (US 5) needles.