Radvent Cardigan

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Project details to help you plan your Radvent Cardigan project.

Radvent Cardigan is one of Ambah’s three new designs to be added to the KAL eligible pattern list in 2020.
This pattern will be available in November, ahead of the official December 1 cast on. In the meantime use the details below to plan your project and check back to be inspired by the progress of our wonderful test knitters.

Join us in the Ambah X Advent KAL 2020 Full details and pre KAL planning chat here. (Ravelry)

Knit yourself something Rad! Radvent Cardigan is a cosy knit, featuring batwing sleeves. Wear it nipped in at the waist by closing the buttons, or leave it open at the front. Designed to make the most of a 25 mini-skein yarn set, the garment is knit from cuff to centre on each side and joined together. Perfect for a fade/gradient set, Radvent will also look glorious in a random order of colours, or you may choose to knit it in a single colour – so many possibilities. A contrasting colour is used for the cuffs, collar and hem and an option to “luxe” it up is included where you may choose to hold a strand of mohair through the project, as shown here in the sample.

A handy progress chart is included for each size to help you keep track of your colour changes and rows.

SIZES
To fit 29 (32, 35, 38, 41) 44, 47, 51, 54 {57, 60, 63, 66}”/72.5 (80, 87.5, 95, 102.5) 110, 117.5, 127.5, 135 {142.5, 150, 157.5, 165} cm bust
Choose size according to desired ease at waist. See schematic (page 5).
Model waist size 35.5”/89 cm wearing size 41 with 2.5”/6.5 cm negative ease at waist.

YARN
Fingering weight
MC: 288 (302, 323, 339, 359) 370, 388, 407, 425 {446, 464, 473, 498} yd/264 (277, 296, 310, 329) 339, 355, 373, 389 {408, 425, 433, 456} m
C1-25: 25-colour advent set, each skein consisting of 80 yd/74 m. Colours in gradient sets will be referred to as C1 through C25.

Or for solid colour version: 1271 (1333, 1419, 1498, 1577) 1636, 1716, 1788, 1868 {1967, 2027, 2089, 2187} yd/1163 (1219, 1298, 1370, 1443) 1496, 1570, 1635, 1709 {1799, 1854, 1911, 2000} m
Optional laceweight CC (held together throughout): 989 (1038, 1111, 1166, 1235) 1273, 1336, 1400, 1463 {1532, 1595, 1627, 1712} yd/905 (950, 1016, 1067, 1130) 1165, 1222, 1281, 1338 {1401, 1459, 1488, 1566} m

Sample shown in:
MC: Sunshine Yarns, Classic Sock, (fingering weight, 100% superwash Merino wool, 425 yd/389 m per 115 g), Thunder
C1-25: Sunshine Yarns, Single Ply Merino Fine, (fingering weight, 100% Merino wool, 84 yd/77 m per 20 g), Rock, Paper Scissors Advent set
CC: Shibui, Silk Cloud, (lace weight, 60% kid mohair 40% silk, 330 yd/300 m per 25 g), Fog

NEEDLES
Two US 6/4 mm long circular needle and DPNs or circular needles for small circumference knitting, or size required to obtain stockinette gauge (note that row/round gauge is important to proper fit)

NOTIONS
Stitch marker
Waste yarn or holders for holding stitches
Three ½”/12 mm buttons to suit completed project

GAUGE
22 sts and 28 rounds/rows = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch, blocked
24 sts and 30 rounds/rows = 4”/10 cm in ribbing, blocked

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