Honesty Striped Cardigan
The Honesty Cardigan is a classic garment with a contemporary twist. With a traditional V neck, Honesty gets an instant update by using the wrong sides of the stripes on the main body and the right side on the sleeves. The fit is classic, but with added length to the cuffs a contemporary feel is maintained. If your seams are good, Honesty can be a reversible garment so that the stripes appear the other way round. Honesty can also be knitted in a single colour.
Susan C has made Honesty and gives a full description her blog. In summary she says: “Honesty was a straight forward Stocking Stitch knit with some added and very effective detail of the body being the “wrong side” and the sleeves being the “right side”. I wasn’t sure I’d like the effect but I do. The yarn is gorgeous too – buttery soft and very warm. An utter pleasure to knit with.
Photographed in stripes of Mist (Rose grey) and Rain (Taupe)
Honesty is knitted in Purl Alpaca Fine 100% alpaca yarn
Skill level: intermediate
To make this in our woollen spun yarn, click here (You'll need between 7-11 balls depending on your size)
To make this in our worsted spun yarn, click here (You'll need between 3-5 skeins depending on your size)
To make this in our alpaca/wool blend, click here (You'll need between 7-11 balls depending on your size)
To make this in our alpaca/silk blend, click here (You'll need between 7-11 balls depending on your size)
X-Small: UK sizes 4-6, to fit approx 73cm/29″ bust (weight 350g)
Small: UK sizes 8-10, to fit approx 83cm/33″ bust (weight 450g)
Medium: UK sizes 12-14, to fit approx 93cm/37″ bust (weight 450g)
Large: UK sizes 16-18, to fit approx 102cm/40″ bust (weight 450g)
X-Large: UK sizes 20-22, to fit approx 112cm/44″ bust (weight 550g)
X-Small takes 200g of main colour and 150g of contrast colour
Small, Medium and Large all take 250g of main colour and 200g of contrast colour
X-Large takes 300g of main colour and 250g of contrast colour
Needle size: 3.5mm straight, 4mm straight (not supplied)
Tension: 20sts and 26 rows to 10cm square over Stocking Stitch using 4mm needles
Please note, if using a different yarn, correct tension must be obtained to make sure Honesty fits properly.
Product Code : HONESTY-PDF