Assana Cardigan

Assana Cardigan


Assana was the #realtimesweaterproject sweater! The knitting of my sample was documented from cast on to bind off – and even showed the quick wash and block. The videos captured a whopping 46 hours and 39 minutes of work. Granted, I wasn’t knitting every moment the camera was rolling, but I’d say that’s a pretty accurate account of sweater knitting on size US4 needles when short rows, long sleeves, and a lace neckband are thrown into the mix. In the end, Assana grew into a roomy little cardigan that will be a staple in my fall wardrobe.

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36.5 (38.5, 40.5, 42.5, 44.5, 46.5, 48.5, 50.5)” bust circumference, closed and worn with about 6” positive ease. 
Sizes A (B, C, D, E, F, G, H) 
Cardigan shown measures 40.5” to fit 34.5” bust.

Sport (#2 Fine). 
Shown here: Knit Picks, Paragon Sport (50 % fine merino, 25% baby alpaca, 25% mulberry silk; 123 yds/50 g): MC #26965 Shoal, 5 (6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9) balls; CC #26971 Tumeric, 1 ball.

Size U.S. 4 (3.5 mm): 21”, 16” circular (cir), Double points (DPN). 
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Markers (m) A, B, C, and D; contrasting markers (cm) A and B; waste yarn, tapestry needle, ½” button.

24 sts/32 rows = 4” in St st worked in rnds.

• All stitches are slipped pwise wyf unless specified otherwise. 
• Change to DPNs as needed when working sleeve decreases. 
• When closing short row gaps, execute as foll: Work to the first gap on the left needle; slipped stitch is positioned around the next stitch on the needle. Using the right needle, pick up the slipped stitch and transfer onto the left needle and knit the two stitches together tbl.