Kari

Look up to the sky, not just the floor  *

The design for Kari is a softer, more playful interpretation of THAT iconic jacket (thanks for the inspiration, Coco!). The easy to work, two color Broken Seed Stitch pattern forms a perfect tweedy background for the beautiful mosaic that adorns the lower sleeves. Much fun can be had with color; even swapping the main and contrast color will lead to a totally different effect, so experiment, and knit yourself a lovely treat of a cardigan!

85 [94, 103.5, 111, 122.5, 133.5, 137.5]cm / 33.5 [37, 40.75, 43.75, 48.25, 52.5,               54.25]”

(after shaping) 79.5 [88.5, 98, 105.5, 117, 128, 132]cm /  31.25 [34.75, 38.5, 41.5,    46, 50.5, 52]”

30 [31, 33.5, 36.5, 41, 42.5, 44] cm / 11.75 [12.25, 13.25, 14.5, 16.25, 16.75, 17.25]”.

18,5 [20, 20, 21, 22.5, 25, 26] cm / 7.25 [8, 8, 8.25, 8.75, 9.75, 10.25]

19.5 [20.5, 22, 24, 25, 27, 28] cm / 7.75 [8, 8.75, 9.5, 9.75, 10.75, 11]”.

6.5 [6.5, 7.5, 7.5, 7.5, 9.5, 9.5] cm / 2.5 [2.5, 3, 3, 3, 3.75, 3.75]”

30 cm / 11.75”

44.5 [45.5, 45.5, 46, 46, 48, 48.5] cm / 17.5 [18, 18, 18, 18, 19, 19]”

30 cm / 11.75”

 

 

CONSTRUCTION
The Kari cardigan is worked from the top down. You start by casting on stitches for the back of the neck. The yoke is shaped using increases. Stitches for the front neckline are cast on. Once the yoke is finished the body and sleeves are separated. The body is worked down to the lower edge, with or without shaping.
Once the body is finished, the sleeves are worked in the round, down to the mosaic section. The mosaic section is worked flat. After the mosaic section is finished, the remainder of the sleeve is worked in the round to the lower edge of the sleeve.

You can easily adjust the length of the body and sleeves to suit your style and preferences.

SIZES
XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X]
Finished bust circumference 85 [94, 103.5, 111, 122.5, 133.5, 137.5] cm / 33.5 [37, 40.75, 43.75, 48.25, 52.5, 54.25]”

Kari is designed to have approx. 5-7.5 cm / 2-3” of positive ease around the bust.
The sample is shown in size S, with body shaping. It has approx 5 cm / 2” of positive ease around the bust.

YARN
Journey Sport by Julie Asselin, 100% wool, 192 m / 210 yards per 58 gr.
MC: approx 675 [725, 750, 800, 850, 900, 925] m / 740 [790, 820, 875, 930, 985, 1010] yards.
CC: approx 600 [625, 675, 725, 750, 800, 825] m / 660 [685, 740, 790, 820, 875, 900] yards.

Sample is shown in colorways Latte (MC) and Charbon (CC).

NEEDLES
Needle A (for the Broken Seed Stitch sections)
One 80 cm / 30” circular needle, and a set of needles for working small circumferences in the round (DPN’s, 1 long circular or 2 short circulars) in size needed to obtain gauge listed.
Suggested needle size: 3.5 mm / US #4.

Needle B (for the mosaic sections)
One 80 cm / 30” circular needle, and a set of needles for working small circumferences in the round.
Suggested needle size: 3.75 mm / US #5.

Needle C (for the finishing of the neckline and the button bands)
One 80 cm / 30” circular needle and a set of needles for working small circumferences in the round.
Suggested needle size: 3 mm / US #2.5.

GAUGE
Measured after blocking.
Two Color Broken Seed Stitch on Needle A: 24 sts x 40 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4”.
Mosaic patterns on Needle B: 25 sts x 60 rows =
10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4”.

NOTE
Parts of the mosaic pattern are CHARTED ONLY.

* ADELE