Kouhei is a swingy, wide cardigan with minimal trim and stitch patterns. The cardigan is wide bodied, full of plenty of ease. A slipped stitch selvedge at the cardigan fronts and sides makes a pretty edge, and provides stability for the cardigan fronts, which do not have a picked-up edge. Knit this cardigan from the bottom up, flat, until the underarm, where the cardigan fronts and back are separated and worked flat until the shoulder. The cardigan hem and sleeves are raw edge stockinette.
PATTERN: One copy of Laine Magazine featuring the Kouhei Cardigan sweater along with 11 other beautiful Nordic inspired knitting projects.
YARN: Amelie by Illimani; Mulberry Silk + Baby Alpaca + Merino = AMELIE. The most luxurious, softest and lightest yarn in the world. It is impossible to describe it with words. It’s extremely light weight and beautiful texture is the result of the combination of three fibers using a new technology. Aran weight, 150 meters/164 yards 50 gr
Color options in order of photos: Charcoal, Gray, Lt Gray, White, Sand, Hunter Green, Blue Denim
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)
Shown in size M. Recommended ease: 11–15” / 28–38 cm of positive ease.
Hip circumference: 45.75 (49, 55.5, 58.75, 65, 69.25)” / 114.5 (122.5, 138.5, 146.5, 162.5, 173.5) cm.
Fronts width (at hip): 10.25 (10.75, 12.25, 12.75, 14.5, 15)” / 25.5 (26.5, 30.5, 32, 36, 37.5) cm.
Length to underarm: 14.25 (14.75, 15.25, 15.75, 16.25, 16.75)” / 36 (37, 38, 39.5, 40.5, 42) cm.
Armhole opening: 8.5 (9, 9.5, 9.75, 10.25, 10.75)” / 21 (22.5, 23.5, 24.5, 26, 27) cm.
Length of sleeve (from pick-up edge): 3” / 7.5 cm.
Shoulder to shoulder width: 30.5 (32, 37.25, 39, 43.25, 46.5)” / 76 (80, 93.5, 97.5, 108, 116) cm.
Shoulder depth: 5.75” / 14 cm.
Shoulder width: 12.25 (12.75, 15.5, 16, 18.25, 19.25)” / 30.5 (32, 38.5, 40, 45.5, 48) cm.
Back neck width: 5.75 (6.5, 6.5, 7, 7, 8)” / 14.5 (16, 16, 17.5, 17.5, 20) cm.
Yarn: 5 (5, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins of Amelie by Illimani (Mulberry Silk/Baby Alpaca/Merino), 734 (751, 950, 1031, 1127, 1252) yds / 672 (687, 869, 943, 1031, 1145) m.
Needles*: US 10.5 / 6.5 mm 32” / 80 cm circular needles, set of US 10.5 / 6.5 mm DPNs for cardigan sleeves, and an extra US 10.5 / 6.5 mm needle for 3-needle bind-off.
Notions*: Stitch markers, waste yarn and tapestry needle.
*Needles and notions are not included in the cost of the kit, but they can be! Just shoot us a note if you'd like us to customize your kit with additional supplies!
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