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Papua took seed as the ideal simple stockinette st cardigan, that would go perfectly with my high waisted dresses and jeans. I wanted it cropped but not too short, loose but still feminine. I also imagined a deep round neckline, which makes it a little unusual. This is how it came into existence !


Papua is a top-down cardigan, using a drop-shoulder construction, with its body and sleeves worked in stockinette st. The neckline and shoulders are shaped using short rows. The sleeves are picked up afterwards and decreases are made to get a fitted look. The icing on the cake is the round neckline, which is knit after making the button bands to get a nice finish.

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7,20 €Prix
  • Sizes :
    Range 1 - 80, 84, (88, 92, 96), 100, 104.
    Range 2 - 107, 112, (117, 122, 128), 133, 139.

    Notions :
    4,5 mm / US 7 circular needles or needles with which you get gauge.
    4 mm / US 6 needles or needles 1 size smaller than those with which you got gauge.
    2 stitch markers, a cable needle and a tapestry needle.
    7 buttons (15mm) (the ones I used are from Pigeon Wishes, in the Whimsical colourway)

    Gauge : 22 sts/28 rows = 10 cm in stockinette st.

    Yarn : My cardigan was knit in size 92 (18 cm of positive ease) using 2 skeins of Splendor 4ply (50% Merino, 50% Silk – 400 m) and 2 skeins of Leadinf Lady Lace (72% Mohair, 28% Silk – 420 m) from Ginger Twist Studio, in the Bourbon & Water. colourway

    Given that you get gauge, you can use 2 strands of fingering weight yarn held together, or 1 strand of lace weight held together with 1 strand of fingering weight yarn (or even 1 strand of DK weight yarn), in the following meterage :


    Range 1 - 750m, 770m, (820m, 870m, 920m), 965m, 995m,
    soit 2, 2, (2, 3, 3), 3, 3 skeins of 400m fingering weight yarn.

    Range 2 - 1020m, 1070m, (1160m, 1220m, 1300m), 1370m, 1500m,
    soit 3, 3, (3, 3, 4), 4, 4 skeins of 400m fingering weight yarn.

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