Knit a gorgous mohair cardigan
Soft and pretty - pick you colour and knit this gorgeous cardigan by Sublime
You will need
5 [6:6:6:7:7] x 25g balls of Sublime kid mohair in shade 025 fig.
1 pair of 5mm (UK6 - USA8) Knitting Needles (or the size required to give the correct tension).
2 metres of wide Ribbon.
Please take a little time now to knit a stocking stitch tension square. Using 5mm needles cast on 19 stitches and work 25 rows in stocking stitch (1 row knit, 1 row purl). This should now measure 10cm, (4in) square.
cm centimetres, g grammes, in inch(es), inc increase(ing), k knit, mm millimetres, 0 no rows, p purl, rs right side, st(s) stitch(es), tbl through back of loop, tog together.
K2tog insert the right hand needle through the 2nd and 1st stitches on the left hand needle and knit them together to form a single stitch.
P2tog insert the right hand needle purlways through the 1st and 2nd stitches on the left hand needle and purl them together to form a single stitch.
P2togtbl insert the right hand needle through the backs of the 2nd and 1st stitches on the needle from left to right and purl them together to form a single stitch.
Psso pass slipped stitch over - pass the slipped stitch from the right hand needle over the stitch or stitches you have just worked.
S1 slip 1 stitch knitways - insert the right hand needle into next stitch as if to knit but just slip it off the left hand needle onto the right hand needle without working.
Yfwd bring yarn to front between needles then take yarn over the top of the right hand needle to form a stitch.
Circle the size you wish to make
Cast on 68 [74:78:84:90:94] sts.
1st Row. (this will be the right side of the work - rs) Knit.
2nd Row Purl.
Continue in stocking stitch for the remainder of the back as follows:-
Work 47 rows inc 1 st at each end of 11th, 23rd, 35th and 47th rows. This will give you 8 stitches more and you will now have 76 [82:86:92:98:102] sts on the needle.
Work without shaping until back measures 24 [26:26:26:27:28]cm, (9 1/2 [10 1/4:10 1/4:10 1/4:10 3/4:11]in), finishing after a purl row, so that the right side of work faces you for the beginning of the armhole shaping. If you want to lengthen or shorten the body, this is the place to do it. If you are working at the correct tension you will need to work 11 [15:15:15:19:23] rows without shaping to bring the length up to 24 [26:26:26:27:28]cm, (9 1/2 [10 1/4:10 1/4:10 1/4:10 3/4:11]in). If a longer length is required work an even number of rows more at this point, if a shorter length is required work an even number of rows less.
The back should measure approximately 40 [43:45:48:51:54]cm, (15 3/4 [17:17 3/4:19:20:21 1/4]in) across at this point.