Geo Delight combines colourwork, interesting shape, and mesh lace texture to create a cozy, oversized cardigan. You’ll love this design because and it can be both casual and a bit dressy, it’s something you can easily throw on over your outfit for some extra warmth, and it uses several different knitting techniques to keep you on your toes and produce a stunning FO.
Finished Size 36 (41, 45, 48.5, 53, 55, 59.5)” bust/chest circumference. Cardigan shown in 41” in Knit Picks Swish Worsted and 36” in Mountain Colors.
Yarn Knit Picks, Wool of the Andes Superwash, 100% superwash wool; 110 y/50 g: Dove Heather, 26302, 6 (6, 8, 9, 10, 10, 11); Brass Heather, 26319, 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1); Indigo Heather, 26309, 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1).
Yarn Mountain Colors 4/8’s Wool, 100% wool; 500 yds/200 gs: Harmony Ice, 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3) skeins. One set of Mountain Colors Perspectives Twizzle.
Needles Size 6 (4 mm): 24” circular (cir) needles. Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle; size E/4 (3.5 mm) crochet hook; scrap yarn; (optional) yarn bobbins.
Gauge 18 sts and 24 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in St st in stockinette, blocked.
Notes This cardigan uses colourwork. Yarn bobbins are suggested to keep your colours separated and easier to knit with.
Blocking where noted in pattern is important; it makes picking up the stitches much simpler.
If using gradient colors like Mountain Colors Perspectives, work color 1 for 5 rows of chart, colors 2, 3, and 4 for 4 rows of chart, and color 5 for last 5 rows of chart. If piecing together your own gradient colors from stash, you won’t need more than 20 yards of each color.
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