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Newbie Cardigan

Newbie Cardigan

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The perfect beginner's project! Large needles, fluffy yarn, only simple techniques, and a pattern with images and videos for each step. Pictures by Anette @stengelstrikk

This is a digital pattern, and you will recieve a link to a downloadable PDF file after purchase.

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Construction and size guide

The perfect beginners project! An oversized cardigan with large balloon sleeves. The pattern is specially tailored for beginners with more detailed explanations, along with images and videos for each step.

XXS (XS) S (M) L (XL) 2XL (3XL)

Bust measurement
75-80 (80-85) 85-90 (90-95) 95-105 (105-115) 115-125 (125-135) cm

Measure around the widest point of your chest to find your bust measurement and the recommended size and chest circumference (how big the sweater is). If you are in between two sizes, you can choose the larger one.

Chest circumference
100 (104) 110 (120) 130 (140) 154 (162) cm

The Newbie Cardigan is extra oversized, and has 25-40 cm of positive ease, depending on the size

47 (48) 52 (54) 58 (60) 60 (60) cm, measured midt back, or add 8 cm and knit a longer version


12 stitches x 17 rows in stockinette stitch per 10 cm, recommended needle size 7.0 mm

Yarn alternatives
Approximately 250 (250) 300 (350) 350 (400) 450 (500) grams of mohair yarn, either thick yarn held singly or thin mohair held quadruple + 50-100 grams for making the longer version

Alternative 1: One strand of thick mohair yarn
- Hipknitshop Fluff (50 g = 100 meters)
- Viking Mohrino (50 g = 100 meters)
- Camilla Pihl Fnugg (50 g = 80 meters)
- Dale Garn Myk Påfugl (50 g = 90 meters)
- Sandnes Garn Børstet Alpakka (50 g = 110 meters)
- Drops Melody (50 g = 140 meters). Note! Recommended needle size 8.0 mm.
- Rauma Tjukk Mohair (50 g = 105 meters)

Alternative 2: Four strands of thin mohair yarn
For thin mohair yarn, you can use most types (they usually have a length of slightly over 200 meters per 25 grams). To knit with four strands held together, you can knit from both ends of two skeins.

You can also replace two of the thin mohair strands with one strand of thin merino (most types that are approximately 200-250 meters per 50 grams will work), knitting with one strand of merino and two strands of mohair.

The cardigan pictured is knitted by Anette @stengelstrikk in various leftover yarn, and is the longer version of the cardigan

Recommended needle size 7.0 mm 40 and 80 cm circular needles


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