Madeleine

$10.00 USD

Classic, French-inspired stripes lend this cardigan a sporty feel. The gentle A-line shape and slender sleeve make for a flattering, feminine fit.

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Before Purchasing This Pattern

This sweater is worked using the Cocoknits Method, a commonsense system for knitting seamless, tailored sweaters from the top down. The Cocoknits Method is explained in detail in Cocoknits Sweater Workshop by Julie Weisenberger.

All of the page numbers in this pattern refer to the pages in Cocoknits Sweater Workshop, where the techniques are explained in detail. Purchase Cocoknits Sweater Workshop or visit your local yarn store.

Sizes

Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X)

Finished Measurements

  • Finished Bust: 34.25 (37.75, 42.25, 45.75, 50.25, 53.75)" / 87 (96, 107, 116, 128, 137) cm, buttoned
  • Finished Length: 18.5 (19.25, 20.25, 21.5, 22, 22.25)" / 47 (49, 51, 55, 56, 57) cm

Materials

Yarn

NOTE: Striped cardigan is worked using two strands of yarn held together. Yarn A is two strands of black held together - one strand in each yarn; Yarn B is two strands of ivory held together - one strand in each yarn. Therefore, you will need 4 separate yarns.
  • 380 (480, 570, 680, 760, 880) yds / 345 (440, 520, 620, 695, 805) m fingering weight yarn in each of four yarns (two colors each in two yarns)
  • -- OR --
  • 760 (960, 1140, 1360, 1520, 1760) yds / 695 (880, 1040, 1245, 1390, 1610) m sport - DK weight yarn if omitting stripes.  
  • If using a fingering weight held double, you will need this amount for each of two fingering weight yarns, which will knit at approximately sport weight when held double.

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Striped version

Yarn A: (two black yarns held together)

Shibui Knits Cima

  • 70% superbaby alpaca, 30% fine merino, 328 yds / 300 m per 1.75 oz / 50 g skein
  • 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3) skeins in color Abyss #2001

Shibui Knits Twig 46% linen, 42% recycled silk, 12% wool / 190 yds / 174 m per 1.75 oz / 50 g skein 

  • 2 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5) skeins in color Abyss #2001

Yarn B: (two ivory yarns held together)

Shibui Knits Cima

  • 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3) skeins in color Ivory #2004

Shibui Knits Twig

  • 2 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5) skeins in color Ivory #2004

Solid colored version

Sample is in a discontinued Habu - suggested substitutes are:

Isager Silk Mohair 75% kid mohair, 25% silk. 230 yds/212 m per 25 g skein - fingering weight

  • 4 (5, 5, 6, 7, 8) skeins in Color 0
  • -- OR --

Shibui Silk Cloud 60% Kid Mohair, 40% Silk. 330 yds / 300 m, 0.88 oz / 25 g skeins

  • 8 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) skeins in Bone

Needles

  • US 7 / 4.5 mm (or size needed to obtain gauge) circular needle 40" / 100 cm or longer (see page 19 for information on length) for Body and Sleeves
  • US 3 / 3.25 mm needles for working BO
  • US 0-3 / 2-3.25 mm double-pointed needle or any length circular needle (for picking up stitches)
  • US 0 / 2 mm circular needle (for picking up Front band stitches)
  • US 4-6 / 3.5-4mm for working Front band and neckband.

Notions

Gauge

18 sts and 28 rows = 4" / 10 cm square in St st on largest needles, using Yarn A or B (2 strands of yarn held together)

Notes on Working Stripes

  • Stripes are always worked with 2 strands of yarn held together.
  • Change yarns every 4 rows throughout.
  • Don’t cut the yarn between stripes; instead secure the 2 colors together at the beginning of the color-change row by bringing the new color over the old color
 
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