Natsu Linen Cardigan

Ambah O'Brien

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Natsu Linen Cardigan by Ambah O'Brien | Natsu, a Japanese word meaning born in summer, appropriate for this light weight cardigan whose beginnings were in summer. Make this drapey open front cardigan in gorgeous linen for a versatile summer garment, perfect to wear over a frock or team Natsu with your favourite jeans. Designed to be oversized, you may choose to knit a smaller size for a more fitted garment. This raglan cardigan is worked top down, with the sleeves being separated near the waist. Once separated, minimal knitting is required to finish the body and sleeves. Stitches are picked up and worked for the eyelet collar.

Gauge: 22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette, blocked

Finished Measurements: To fit Women’s 30-32 (34-36, 38-40, 42-44, 46-48, 50-52)”/ 76-81.5 (86.5-91.5,96.5-101.5,106.5-112, 117-122, 127-132) cm bust Detailed Schematic included with the pattern.

Materials Used: Samples:

  • Grey Sample is is 34-36”/ 86.5-91.5 cm, shown on a 33”/84 cm bust model and a 43”/109 cm model. 
  • Blue Sample is 42-44”/106.5-112 cm shown on a 43”/109 cm model. 

Size down for a less oversized fit.

Fingering weight/4-ply 905 (962, 1051, 1143, 1240, 1374) yd/828 (880, 962, 1046, 1134, 1257) m

Samples shown in: Shibui Knits, Reed (fingering/4-ply,100% linen, 246 yd/225 m per 50 g), Ash, Fjord; 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins

Needle Size: US 5 - 3.75 mm

Pattern Includes: Pattern includes a handy progress chart to check off as you knit.

Skill Level: Adventurous Beginner