Novice Cardigan Mohair Edition
Yarn kit for Novice Cardigan Mohair Edition from PetiteKnit. With this yarn option, the jacket is knitted in 2 strands Lace mohair/silk. 9 buttons in the appropriate color are included (may differ from the color in the picture). Unfortunately, we do not have the rights to sell the pattern 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 Novice Cardigan – Mohair Edition is worked from the top down. This means that you begin by working the ribbed neck edge, then you work the yoke, then the body and finally the sleeves. The cardigan is worked in stockinette stitch, while the edges are worked in rib. The Novice Cardigan – Mohair Edition has a round yoke, which is shaped by working 4 sets of increases evenly distributed along the yoke.
Size Guide and Measurements
Please note that knitting to the correct gauge is essential to end up with a garment that has the measurements given in the pattern.
The sizes XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL are designed to fit an approximate 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 Novice Cardigan – Mohair Edition is designed to have approx. 10 cm [4 inches] of positive ease, meaning it is designed to be approx. 10 cm [4 inches] larger in circumference than your body.
This means that if you, for example, measure 90 cm [35½ inches] around your bust or widest upper body part (measure yourself around your bust, or your widest point, using a measuring tape), you should knit a size S which has a circumference of 100 cm [39¼ inches]. This will give you 10 cm [4 inches] of positive ease.
Sizes: XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL
Bust circumference: 96 (100) 105 (111) 120 (129) 140 (151) 161 cm [37¾ (39¼) 41¼ (43¾) 47¼ (50¾) 55 (59½) 63¼ inches]
Length: 52 (54) 56 (58) 59 (60) 61 (62) 63 cm [20½ (21¼) 22 (22¾) 23¼ (23½) 24 (24½) 24¾ inches] measured mid back
Gauge: 21 stitches x 28 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches] in stockinette stitch on 4 mm [US6] needles with 2 strands of silk mohair held together
Needles: Circular needles: 3.5 mm [US4] / 80 cm [32 inches], 4 mm [US6] / 40 and 80 and/or 100 cm [16 and 32 and/or 40 inches].; Double-pointed needles: 3.5 mm [US4].
Difficulty: ★ (1 out of 5)
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
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.