Are you fond of stripes and have you knitted many striped garments so far? Alexandre is a little striped cardigan with a classical silhouette, but the use of Reverse Stockinette stitch and i-cord give it a fresh and precious touch. With this cache-cœur, explore the possibilities of Reverse stockinette stripes, unfairly underestimated!
Finished Chest Circumference: approx. [36-40-44-48-52-56] cm / [14.25-15.75-17.25-19-20.5-22]”
Yarn: approx. [180-225-275-315-385-460] m / [197-246-301-344-421-503] yds of (light) fingering weight yarn
C1: [100-125-155-175-215-255] m / [109-137-170-191-235-279] yds
C2: [80-100-120-140-170-205] m / [87-109-131-153-186-224] yds
The ratio between C1/C2 varies depending on the stripes pattern you opt for.
Gauge: 27 sts x 36 rows = 10 cm / 4″ in Stockinette stitch, blocked
Needles: 3 mm/ US 2 ½ circular needle (60 cm/24” or longer) and DPNs
Notions: 3.5 mm/ E-4 and 3 mm/ D-3 crochet hooks, tapestry needle, 5 buttons (3 for outside, ø15 mm & 2 hidden, ø13 mm), smooth scrap yarn, 4 stitch markers, spare circular needle (smaller than main needle) or interchangeable needle cable
Difficulty: intermediate – provisional CO, knitting in the round, increase, decrease, i-cord BO