Skill Level: Intermediate
Women’s S (M, L, 1X, 2X) Shown in Size M
Chest at underarm: 34 (38, 42, 46, 50)”/86.5 (96.5, 106.5, 117, 127) cm
Length: 25 (26, 27.5, 28.5, 29.5)”/63.5 (66, 70, 72, 75) cm
Materials and Equipment
Blue Sky Fibers WOOLSTOK (123yds/112m, 50g, 100% Fine Highland Wool)
in the following colors: MC: Highland Fleece #1303, 9 (10, 12, 14, 16)
hanks and CC: Earth Ivy #1309, 2 hanks
US Size 7 (4.5mm) circular needles, 32”
US Size 8 (5mm) circular needles, 32”
1 interior small clear flat button approx. 10 mm
3 toggles approx. 40 mm
Optional: Sewing needle and thread for interior buttons with holes too small for tapestry needle
Nikko Cardigan packs a lot of details into a simple, versatile cardi. The off-center opening is accented by a narrow, contrasting-color band with artistic button loops to close the front with either buttons or toggles. Delicate lace/cable cuffs and hem provide an anchor for the contrasting color which transitions into an all-over slanted bamboo pattern worked in simple knit and purl stitches. The modified drop shoulder makes for easy shaping.
You can adjust the neckline drop by where you position the buttons, for a higher neck, new buttons closer to the side seam. For a deeper neck, sew them closer to the opening.