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Honesty Cardigan Knitting Pattern

Honesty Cardigan Knitting Pattern

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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.

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
X-Small: UK sizes 4-6, to fit approx 73cm/29″ bust
Small: UK sizes 8-10, to fit approx 83cm/33″ bust
Medium: UK sizes 12-14, to fit approx 93cm/37″ bust
Large: UK sizes 16-18, to fit approx 102cm/40″ bust
X-Large: UK sizes 20-22, to fit approx 112cm/44″ bust

X-Small takes 4 balls of main colour and 3 balls of contrast colour
Small, Medium and Large all take 5 balls of main colour and 4 balls of contrast colour
X-Large takes 6 balls of main colour and 5 balls 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.

You can also purchase the complete kit with yarn or have one knitted for you.