How to Knit a Fluffy Lounge Cardigan

Snuggle up this winter with this extra soft lounge cardigan designed by Tiam from @knitsafari. Made with Knitcraft Get Your Fluff On, this cardigan will keep the chill away until spring. 

 

You Will Need

Knitcraft Get Your Fluff On 3 x 50g

6mm circular needles with 100cm cable for the body, and 40cm cable for the sleeves

Sewing needle
2 st markers

Abbreviations

K Knit
P Purl
st/sts Stitch/Stitches
Sl Slip

How To Make

Tension

14sts and 18 rows of stockinette on 6mm needles

To fit UK size 10 – all measurements taken flat across garment

BUST/WAIST: 60cm
SLEEVE LENGTH: 15cm
ARMHOLE DEPTH: 20cm

 

Body:

Cast on 150 sts using 6mm needles and Get Your Fluff On.
Row 1-11: work in 1×1 rib
Row 12-65: work in stockinette, starting with a WS row.
You will now separate for the left front, back and right front of the cardigan.
Row 66 (RS – right front): K 33 sts, leaving the remaining 117 sts on your circular needle cable. Turn your work.
Row 67-75 (right front): continue working in stockinette, starting with a WS row. Cast off 33 sts.
Rejoin the yarn to the remaining sts.
Row 66 (RS – back): K 84 sts, leaving the remaining 33 sts on your circular needle cable. Turn your work.
Row 67-75 (back): continue working in stockinette, starting with a WS row. Cast off 84 sts.
Rejoin the yarn to the remaining sts.
Row 66 (RS – left front): K 33 sts. Turn your work.
Row 67-75 (left front): continue working in stockinette, starting with a WS row. Cast off 33 sts.
Rejoin the yarn to the remaining sts.

Sleeves: (make two)

Cast on 56 sts using 6mm needles and Get your Fluff On. Join your sts in the rnd, taking care not to twist the cast on edge. Work in stockinette in the round for 27 rows. Cast off loosely.

Assembly & Neckline:

Step 1: Match the cardigan fronts to the back, and sew along each shoulder seam for 18cm.
Step 2: place 2 st markers evenly around the cast off edge of the sleeve, and match these to the shoulder seam and line where the side seam would be. Sew in the sleeve, taking care not to pull the yarn too tightly. Repeat for the second sleeve.
Step 3: pick up and knit 68 sts up the front of the cardigan, starting from the bottom front corner of the cardigan, 20 sts across the back neckline, and 68 sts down the other front of the cardigan. Work in 1×1 rib for 6 rows. Cast off loosely, weave in ends.

 

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