Grunge Cardigan was a small simple inspiration of wanting my very own slightly baggy V-neck cardigan to lounge in over the winter months that will go nicely with my maxi dresses but will keep me warm and toasty. Firstly drawn up with the idea to have pockets but then changed due to wanting a shorter cardigan. Although not difficult if you’d prefer to add some later, I aimed for a deep 1×1 ribbing to keep it tight and cosy around the waistline and aim to insulate the body. It’s worked straight from bottom up on straight knitting needles until the fully-fashioned raglan shaping.
The Grunge Cardigan can be easily lengthened, by just adding more length below the armholes.
A lovely soft and warm classic Aran yarn, which comes in a variety of vibrant shades.
Knitted in a standard Aran Weight yarn with a tension of
18 sts to 24 rows to 10cm, (4in) on 5mm needles.
Tension must be similar due to raglan been written to rows not to a measurement.
Shown in Hayfield Bonus Aran.
(80% Acrylic, 20% Wool. 840 metres and 920 yards per 400g ball).
Shade 820 Clover.
Pattern uses 1 1:1:1:2:2 400g balls.
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(Meterage for sizes added shortly)
Also suitable for Hayfield Bonus Aran Tweed.
4mm (UK8 – USA6) straight knitting needles.
5mm (UK6 – USA8) straight knitting needles.
3 [3:3:4:4:4] Buttons.
Sizes- 81 [86:91:97:102:107]cm, (32 34:36:38:40:42in)
Finished chest circumference:
92 [97:101:108:112:119]cm, (36¼ 38:39¾:42½:44:47in)
Shown in 32” with 11 cm, (4¼in) positive ease.
BACK (For 5th size)
The 1×1 ribbing on the Back of the cardigan starts out with 103 sts and after the rib on the Dec row there’s an error. You will need to dec 2 sts evenly across the row to 101 sts. this section should now read as follows:-
For 5th size only
Dec Row. Rib to end, dec 2 sts evenly spaced throughout row for 5th size only.  sts.
The next section will commence for all 6 sizes.