Kippen Cardigan

Joanne and I started Three From The Top with the basic question: What would be our perfect cardigan?

For me, it is (and will probably always be) a set in sleeved cardigan with a shawl collar.  This particular shape is almost always flattering to my curvy shape and has the versatility of looking great with jeans or a dress. 

Kippen is a simple, stylish, top-down, shawl collared cardigan with rib collar, hem and cuffs. It is perfect for slipping on over anything from pyjamas to a pretty summer dress.

Size
{0-6m, 12-18m, 2y, 4y, 6y, 8y, 10y}/XS, S, M, L/(1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X) 
To fit chest/bust: 
{17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26.5, 28}/30, 34, 38, 42/(46, 50, 54, 58, 62)in/ {43, 48, 53, 58, 64, 67, 71}/76, 86, 97, 107/(117, 127, 137, 147, 157)cm
Finished chest/bust: 
{19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28.5, 30}/32, 36, 40, 44/(48, 52, 56, 60, 64)in/ {48, 53, 58, 64, 69,72, 76}/81, 91, 102, 112/(122, 132, 142, 152, 163)cm
Pattern is designed to be worn with a small amount of positive ease. Choose a size just larger than your bust/chest measurement.

Materials
{3, 3, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6}/7, 8, 8, 9/(10, 11, 12,13, 13) x 50g balls of Blacker Yarns Lyonnesse (4ply, 50% Linen, 50% Corriedale, 175m/190yds) 
Adult sample uses Rose Quartz, child sample uses Ruby. 
5mm (US H) hook
4mm (US G) hook
2 removable stitch markers

Difficulty Rating
Easy

Tension
7 sts and 13 rows in Angled Crochet to 4in/ 10cm using 5mm hook (or size needed to achieve tension)

Skills Used
Basic crochet stitches, working in rows, working in the round, short
rows (explained), missing stitches, increasing, decreasing.

Construction
Worked seamlessly in one piece from the top down, starting at the neck. One side of the beginning chain makes the back and then the fronts are worked down from the same beginning chain. 
Short rows shape the back of the neck. The set-in sleeves are worked seamlessly with short row sleeve caps. 
Ribbing at cuffs, collar and hem is worked in rows, slip stitched to the cardigan as you go.

This pattern is written in standard UK crochet terminology with US conversions given in brackets.

You can buy the print version here for £12

Alternatively, if eBooks are your jam, you can purchase the PDF from Ravelry for £10

 


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