Groot's Cardigan of the Galaxy
The first in the Cardigans of the Galaxy series, this cozy cardi lets you wrap yourself up in the character Groot. Paired with a cushy 100% Targhee yarn, you + this pattern make for an Awesome Mix:)
The sweater is worked seamlessly from the top-down in a heavy worsted/light aran yarn, and features a tree-like cable panel (both charted and written out) on the back with smaller cables along the v-neck front that mimic the look of branches.
The set-in sleeves are worked after the bodice is complete by picking up stitches all around the armscye and shaping the cap with short rows. The cardi is seamless except for the patch pockets which are worked separately, and sewn on later.
The fit is a relaxed grandpa-style, intended to be worn with 1-3” of positive ease. The model measures to a 33” bust and is wearing size 35”.
aterials for sizes 32(35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50)”:
3(3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins Zalti (600 yds/225 g skein in colorway If a Tree Falls), or approximately
1500(1675, 1915, 2115, 2285, 2455, 2570) yards of heavy worsted/light aran weight yarn.
Size 5 (3.75 mm) 40” circular needle or size needle required to achieve gauge in stst.
A set of size 5 (3.75 mm) double pointed needles or size needle required to achieve gauge.
6 buttons (24 mm sizes from Melissa Jean Buttons were used in the sample),
A stitch holder, stitch markers in 2 diff colors, a tapestry needle, cable needle, a few yards of waste yarn.