leaves in water cardigan

raglan cardigan

Leaves in Water shows off a gorgeous color pattern with dramatic long-repeat gradient yarn. The slowly changing color of the background yarn creates subtle horizontal stripes, making for a dramatic look. It has the feel of a traditional Fair Isle sweater without all the ends to weave in! The dense gauge and wooly yarns make this a sturdy and rugged heirloom sweater that will keep you warm and last a lifetime. Choose a long-repeat gradient yarn such as Dyed in the Wool for the gradual horizontal striping shown in the sample or a solid color that contrasts well with the main color.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Sizes XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL)
31.25 (35.25, 39, 43, 46.75, 50.75)”(79.5 [89.5, 99, 109, 118.5, 129 cm]) finished chest circumference (including 1" [2.5 cm] overlapping bands)
30.25 (34.25, 38, 42, 45.75, 49.75)" (77 [87, 96.5, 106.5, 116, 126.5 cm]) chest circumference before steeking, not including steek stitches.
Project shown measures 35.25" (89.5 cm).

YARN

Sportweight (#2 Fine)
Main Color: 898 (1,017, 1,128, 1,247, 1,358, 1,477) yd (821 [930,1,031, 1,140, 1,242, 1,351] m)
Contrast Color: 706 (799, 887, 980, 1,068, 1,161) yd (646 [731, 811, 896, 977, 1,062] m).

Shown here:
Main Color: Bare Naked Wools Confection Sport (100% Corriedale wool; 375 yd [343 m]/115 g): Dark Chocolate; 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 4) skeins
Contrast Color: Spincycle Yarns Dyed in the Wool (100% American wool; 200 yd [183 m]/57 g): Deep Bump; 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins.

NEEDLES

Ribbing: Size U.S. 4 (3.5 mm): 32” (80 cm) circular needle, set dpn or long circular needle for magic-loop method, very long circular needle for buttonband/ buttonhole band/neck edging
Colorwork: Size U.S. 6 (4.0 mm): 32” (80 cm) circular needle, 16” (40 cm) circular needle, set dpn or long circular needle for magic- loop method.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS

Markers (m); tapestry needle; removable markers; size E-4 (3.5 mm) crochet hook for steek reinforcement, light fingering- weight waste yarn in color to coordinate with MC for steek reinforcement.

GAUGE

31 sts and 33 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Leaves in Water Chart stitch pattern.

 


This and all other Alterknit Stitch Dictionary patterns are only available in the book, not as individual downloads. Buy the book through Amazon or Interweave.