April Cardigan

kr 859,00 kr 1.056,00
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Yarn package for April Cardigan from PetiteKnit. With this yarn option, the cardigan is knitted in 1 thread Extra thin merino wool together with 1 thread Lace mohair/silk. 4 horn buttons are included; the picture shows an example.Unfortunately, we do not have the rights to sell the recipe, but you can find it here:

If you want to knit the jacket longer than the pattern suggests, either on the body or the sleeves, you must go up a size.

The April Cardigan has a V-cut and is knitted from the top down. The carrier piece is constructed so that shoulder increases are first knitted on the right and purl sides, then sleeve increases are knitted and finally a piece with raglan increases is knitted. At the same time, increases are knitted along the front edges, so that the V-cut is formed. The sleeves are knitted in the round on double pointed needles or with the Magic Loop technique. Finally, stitches are picked up along the front edges, at the shoulders and at the neck, and a button post is knitted in purl. Knit a test piece to find the needle size that gives you the right gauge.

Size guide

April Cardigan should have a range of motion (positive ease)of approx. 6-8 cm in relation to your chest measurement. The sizes XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL correspond to a chest measurement, measured on your own body, of 80-85 (85-90) 90-95 (95-100) 100-110 (110 -120) 120-130 (130-140) 140-150 cm. The measurements of the finished cardigan are indicated on the front of the pattern (note that these measurements only apply if the knitting strength is observed). Measure yourself before you start knitting, to assess which size will suit you best. If you e.g. measures 90 cm around the chest (or the widest point on your torso), you should knit size S. A cardigan in size S has an excess width of 97 cm and in the mentioned example will provide a range of movement (positive ease) of 7 cm.

Sizes: XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL

The excess width of the cardigan: 91 (97) 101 (106) 118 (127) 137 (146) 158 cm

Length: 53 (54) 55 (57) 59 (60) 61 (62) 63 cm (measured center back, incl. neckline)

Gauge: 21 stitches x 28 rounds in stockinette stitch on needles 4 mm = 10 x 10 cm after washing and blocking

Guiding pins: Circular needle 4 mm (60 and 80 and/or 100 cm), circular needle 3 mm (80 or 100 cm), circular needle 3.5 mm (80 or 100 cm), double pointed needles 3.5 and 4 mm

Difficulty:★ ★ ★ (5 out of 5)

More information

Extra thin untreated merino wool:

Extrafine merino wool is used for this yarn so that it feels soft and gentle on the skin. The yarn is spun with extra long fibers to produce a yarn that is thin and strong with a silky feel and shine. It is incredibly soft and elastic, and the threads are twisted in such a way that it gives extra strength to the yarn.

Other information:

100% extra fine merino wool


Lace mohair/silk:

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.

Other information:

75% superkid mohair/25% mulberry silk

Advice when knitting with hand-dyed yarn
Hand-dyed yarn, as the name suggests, is a craft, and there will be differences between skeins. This means that it is not necessarily just a matter of unraveling the yarn and starting to knit. Now, we're not going to make it more complicated than it needs to be, but there are a few things that might be good to know before you get started.

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.
Wash and care of garments knitted in hand-dyed yarn
We recommend hand washing followed by a quick spin, or wool wash program if you trust your washing machine. Use ONLY detergent intended for wool/silk (Milo or such). Feel free to add a little clear vinegar - this helps preserve the colors. Do not soak the garment.

Please note that the yarn may contain excess colour. Therefore, wash separately the first time.

All knitted garments should be stored flat.

Shipping in Norway

We ship with Posten/Bring and offer the following shipping methods:

- Package delivered in your mailbox
- Package delivered to collection point
- Package delivered home

Free shipping on orders from NOK 999 applies to the cheapest shipping method.

We usually ship within 1-3 business days. Estimated shipping is 1-5 working days, depending on where in Norway you live.

You can choose to collect from us at Kleppe. This is of course free. You will receive an email when your order is ready for collection.

International shipping

We ship with DHL Express. Taxes and import costs in your country are additional. Shipments with DHL Express are traceable.

We usually ship within 1-3 business days. Estimated delivery time depends on where in the world you live. See dhlexpress.com for more information.