Franca

$10.00 USD

Franca is a comfy-casual cardigan with a perfectly slouchy shape. Everything is knitted as you go, including the front band and the free-hanging, kangaroo-style pockets, which means after binding off, you just have a couple gaps to close before blocking and curling up in it.

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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 (38, 42, 46, 51, 55)" / 86 (97, 107, 117, 130, 140) cm with Fronts overlapped 4.5 (4.5, 4.5, 4.5, 4, 4)" / 11.5 (11.5, 11.5, 11.5, 10, 10) cm 
  • Length: 28.5 (29.5, 30.5, 31.5, 32.5, 33)" / 72 (75, 77, 80, 83, 84) cm

Materials

Yarn

Approximately 1075 (1275, 1450, 1650, 1850, 2050) yds / 980 (1165, 1325, 1510, 1700, 1875) m heavy worsted / aran weight yarn. 

Shown in:

Woolfolk Far 

  • 100% merino wool. 142 yds / 130 m per 1.75 oz / 50 g skein 
  • 8 (9, 11, 12, 13, 15) skeins in Pewter, #04

Classic Elite Yarns Chalet 

  • 70% baby alpaca, 30% bamboo. 98 yds / 89 m per 1.75 oz 50 g skein
  • 11 (13, 15, 17, 19, 21) skeins in Charcoal, #7477

Needles

  • US 10 / 6 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 4 / 3.5 mm needles for working BO
  • US 0-3 / 2-3.25 mm double-pointed needle or any length circular needle (for picking up stitches) 

Notions

Gauge

16 sts and 24 rows = 4" / 10cm square in St st on largest needles

NOTE: Cardigan will stretch due to its weight so you might want to err on the side of a tighter gauge if in-between.

Errata

Shape Waist

  • On pg. 11 of the pattern
    • The correct total stitch count should read: 164 (180, 196, 212, 228, 244) sts total.
 
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