Kate Davies - Owligan Cardi
Exceptionally cosy winter cardigan in super-bulky yarn.
With a choice of two lengths; charted or written instructions, and the option of knitting the sleeves flat or in the round, this pattern is a speedy knit and a great beginner sweater.
Sizing and fit
Bust (with overlapped front bands) 37Ľ (42, 45Ľ, 50, 53Ľ, 58, 61Ľ) ins / 94.5 (106.5, 115, 127, 135, 147.5, 155.5) cm
Your Owligan should be worn with 5cm / 2in to 15cm / 6in positive ease from your actual bust measurement. In order to decide which size to make, measure your bust, add 5cm / 2in - 15cm / 6in to this measurement, and choose a size which is closest to this number.
Shown in first size with 15cm / 6in positive ease.
TOFT Ulysses Chunky (100% wool; 50m / 55 yds; 100g balls)
Long version: 13 (15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24) x 100g balls
Short version: 13 (14, 15, 18, 18, 20, 21) x 100g balls
(Shown in first size, long version).
You can view Loop's chunky yarns here
All yarn quantities are approximate and include 5% extra for swatching and small variations in gauge.
10 sts and 14 rows to 10cm / 4in over stockinette stitch. This was achieved using 9mm (UK 00 / US 13) knitting needles. Achieving the correct gauge is essential. Please make a swatch, wash and measure it carefully, and swatch again if necessary. Whichever needle gives you the correct gauge is your gauge-size needle. Once you have identified your gauge-size needle, choose needles one size smaller for the below gauge-size needles.
Needles and notions
80-100cm / 32-40in long gauge-size and below gauge-size circular knitting needles for body and yoke
Gauge-size and below gauge-size needles of your preferred type for working sleeves either in the round or back and forth
22 (24, 26, 26, 26, 28, 28) x 0.5-1cm / Ľ-˝in buttons for owl eyes (optional)
Waste yarn. 4 stitch markers. Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
Long version: 10 (10, 10, 11, 11, 11, 11) x 1.5-2cm / ˝-ľin buttons for front bands
Short version: 9 (10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 11) x 1.5-2cm / ˝-ľin buttons for front bands