Dakota Cardigan Pattern

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For this pattern I used:

Yarn & Amounts: 5(5:6:6:7) 100g hanks of Illustrious Naturals DK (75% Falkland Wool & 30% British Alpaca, 100g/225m/245yds).

Metres: 1125(1125:1350:1350:1575)m.

My Alternative Yarn Suggestions & Amounts: Mohair Tweed or Bo Beep Pure DK 10(10:12:12:14) 50g balls or  WYS Bluefaced Leicester DK Undyed 5(5:6:6:7) 100g hanks.

Needles: 3.75mm and 4mm.

Notions: Five button (size is approx. 22mm in diameter)

Gauge (tension): 21 stitches and 26 rows to 10cm/4ins square over stocking stitch using 4mm needles.

Measurements:

To Fit Chest (suggested)
76.5-81.5 86.5-91.5 96.5-101.5 106.5-112 117-122 cm
30-32 34-36 38-40 42-44 46-48 ins
Actual Chest Size
89 97 108 120 131 cm
35 38 42½ 47¼ 51½ ins
Length (from shoulder)
64 66 69 70 73 cm
25¼ 26 23½ 24½ 28¾ ins
Sleeve Length
44 44 44 44 44 cm
17½ 17½ 17½ 17½ 17½ ins

My design ideas and advice: I was inspired by the trend for boyfriend cardigans for this design. I love looking at what people wear, what we called street culture when I was as fashion college, and I love vintage patterns. This design was inspired by research in both of those areas. I wanted a simple v neck cardigan, as other knitters that popped into my Skipton studio wanted too, that was great for men and woman. One knitter came in for the pattern and yarn to knit herself this cardigan then popped back in a few days later as her husband had requested one too!
Oh and I almost forgot to mention – the best bit about this long v neck cardigan – no neck edges to pick up, I included the edging, love it!!

Blog Post: Read my blog post about this pattern by clicking here!

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