Lucca Cardigan – English

£6.00

The Lucca Cardigan is a top-down, seamless raglan design that is perfect for cooler summer evenings and autumn days. It features a V-neck and fastened with buttons. It is worked in cotton in Andalusian stitch with 1×1 rib hems. The cotton yarn emphasizes the waffle-like texture of the stitch, which is evocative of warm red roofs of Lucca when viewed from above. If you wanted something warmer, a heavy DK-/aran-weight wool or alpaca yarn would also be lovely.

Description

The Lucca Cardigan is a top-down, seamless raglan design that is perfect for cooler summer evenings and autumn days. It features a V-neck and fastened with buttons. It is worked in cotton in Andalusian stitch with 1×1 rib hems. The cotton yarn emphasizes the waffle-like texture of the stitch, which is evocative of warm red roofs of Lucca when viewed from above. If you wanted something warmer, a heavy DK-/aran-weight wool or alpaca yarn would also be lovely.

To make the Lucca Cardigan, you will need stitch markers, a darning needle, some spare needles or threads of yarn to hold the sleeves whilst you work the body, and some 5mm and 4mm circular needles. If you prefer to use them, you will also need 5mm and 4mm double-pointed knitting needles for the sleeves, though you can also use the ‘magic loop’ method or a shorter (say, 20cm) circular needle.

You will need 4 (5) (5) (5/6 depending on your tension) skeins / 848 (1,060) 1,060 (1,060/,1272 depending on your tension) metres of We Are Knitters Pima Cotton – review here – (or any other yarn that meets the stated gauge) to make the cardigan.

You will also need a minimum of 5 buttons measuring 15mm in diameter. If you choose to make the body of your cardigan longer, you may need more.

The sizes S (M) L (XL) are intended to fit a bust measurement of roughly 90-95 (95-100) 100-110 (110-120) cm with around 5-10cm positive ease.