Yarn kit for Agnete Cardigan from PetiteKnit. With this yarn option, the cardigan is knitted in 1 strand 4-ply Sustainable Merino Wool together with 1 strand Lace mohair/silk. 4 horn buttons are included. Unfortunately, we do not have the rights to sell the pattern but you can find it here:
If you want to knit the cardigan longer than the pattern suggests, either on the body or the sleeves, you must go up a size.
The Agnete Cardigan is worked from the top down in brioche stitch. First a section for the back of the neck is worked in double knitting, which will connect to the front edges, and form the integrated button bands. Next, stitches are picked up and knitted along the edge of this section, and the back yoke is worked from these. After this, the right and left front yoke are worked flat, separately. The three parts of the yoke are joined to form the body, which is worked flat, back and forth in brioche stitch while the front edges or button bands are continued to be worked simultaneously in double knitting. Buttonholes are worked along the double knitting front bands. Stitches are then picked up and knitted along the armholes and the sleeves are worked down from these in the round.
Begin by knitting a swatch before you start your project, to determine which needle size you need to achieve the correct gauge. Please be aware that the row gauge (i.e. how many rows there are height-wise in 10 cm [4 inches] in a column) can vary depending on the yarn you’re knitting with. The most important thing is to have the correct stitch gauge (i.e. how many stitches there are width-wise in 10 cm [4 inches]).
You can find videos of the brioche stitch and double knitting techniques at www.petiteknit.com.
The Agnete Cardigan is designed to have approx. 10-15 cm [4-6 inches] of positive ease, meaning it is designed to be approx. 10-15 cm [4-6 inches] larger in circumference than your bust measurement. The sizes XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL are designed to fit a bust circumference of 80-85 (85-90) 90-95 (95-100) 100-110 (110-120) 120-130 (130-140) 140-150 cm [31½-33½ (33½-35½) 35½-37½ (37½-39½) 39½-43¼ (43¼-47¼) 47¼-51¼ (51¼-55) 55-59 inches]. The measurements for the finished cardigan can be found on the front page of the pattern. Measure yourself before beginning your project, to determine which size will fit you the best. For example, if you measure 90 cm [35½ inches] around your bust (or around the widest part of your upper body) you should knit a size S. A size S sweater has a bust circumference of 105 cm [41¼ inches] which in the given example would give you 15 cm [5¾ inches] of positive ease.
Sizes: XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL
Bust circumference: 100 (105) 110 (113) 121 (130) 138 (146) 155 cm [39¼ (41¼) 43¼ (44½) 47¾ (51¼) 54¼ (57½) 61 inches]
Length: 53 (53) 54 (55) 56 (57) 57 (59) 60 cm [20¾ (20¾) 21¼ (21¾) 22 (22½) 22½ (23¼) 23½ inches] measured from the top of the shoulder down
Gauge: 19 sts x 56 rows in brioche stitch on a 3 mm [US2½] needle = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches] (note that 56 rows in brioche stitch counts as 28 knit stitches)
Needles: Circular needles: 3 mm [US2½] / 40, 60, 80 and/or 100 cm [16, 24, 32 and or 40 inches] and 2.5 mm [US1½] / 60 cm [24 inches]; Double-pointed needles: 3 mm [US2½]
Difficulty: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (5 out of 5)
4-ply Sustainable Merino Wool:
A yarn that is as close to its natural origins as possible. No superwash treatment, just a wash to remove the grease and dirt from the fleece then combed for spinning. A great choice for those looking for a luxurious, non superwash, no nylon yarn.
🐑 100% extrafine merino wool
🥢 3 mm (US 2.5)
👕 28 st / 10 cm (4")
🧶 100 g = 400 m (436 yds)
Mohair's softness depends primarily on the quality of the fibers. Superkid mohair comes from the first sorting, and is the softest and thinnest fibers you get from the mohair goat. The second sort is usually what is called kid mohair, and is also soft, but not as soft as the superkid mohair. Superkid mohair can be used close to the skin, and provides incredibly light and airy garments. The silk gives the yarn a lovely, exclusive mother-of-pearl sheen.
The yarn is thin, so it is very suitable as a companion thread for e.g. many of PetiteKnit's designs. This yarn is well suited for ego knitting and children's knitting.
🐐 75% superkid mohair / 25% mulberry silk
🥢 3-5 mm (US 2.5-8)
👕 18-24 st / 10 cm (4")
🧶 50 g = 420 m (459 yds)
We recommend that you knit every other round from different skeins to camouflage any color differences. The more colorvariety in the yarn, the more important is this. Kimmie Munkholm shows this nicely when knitting circular in this video, and when you knit back and forth in this video.
If you don't want to knit every other round from different skeins (this is done at your own risk 😉), it is recommended to do this a few rounds when changing yarn. This applies regardless of the color of the yarn.
Please note that the yarn may contain excess colour. Therefore, wash separately the first time.
All knitted garments should be stored flat.