Acceleration Cardigan

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Did you know that animal prints are a neutral? Well, now you do! This cardigan is a knitter's take on the cheetah print, and because it's worked in stranded knitting, it's basically double for warmth. Cheetah is the fastest land animal - it can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 3 seconds! This acceleration is higher than most sports cars! I am forever impressed by cats:)


The cardigan is worked top down seamlessly in the round and steeked. Fancy a sweater instead? You are in luck - here is the pullover version!

YARN CHOICE - Non superwash yarns works best for stranded and steeking, but that doesn't mean you can use any wool or wool blend you like, just take extra care while steeking!

YARN AMOUNTS - DK or Worsted weight yarn
MC: 800(850, 900, 1000), (1100, 1200, 1300), (1400, 1500, 1600),
CC: 450(500, 550, 600), (700, 750, 800), (850, 950, 1000), 1050 yards

MEASUREMENTS - Buttoned Cardigan measures
Bust: 32.6” (35.8”, 37.6”, 41”), (43.8”, 46.6”, 49.4”), (52.2”, 55.4”, 58.2”), 61.4” or 1 (2, 3, 4), (5, 6, 7), (8, 9, 10), 11
Yoke Depth: 7.5” (7.75”, 7.75”, 8”), (8.25”, 8.5”, 8.75”), (9”, 9.5”, 9.75”), 10”
Hips: 35” (38.2”, 41.8”, 44.25”), (46.2”, 49”, 51.8”), (54.6”, 57.8”, 60.6”), 63.8”
Length underarm to hem: 15” (15”, 15”, 15”), (15”, 15.5”, 15.5”), (15.5”, 15.5”, 15.5”), 16”
Upper bicep: 10.4” (10.8”, 11.8”, 12.6”), (13.6”, 14.6”, 15.6”), (16.6”, 17”, 18”), 18.4”
Sleeve length from underarm to cuff: 17.5”

NEEDLES - US#4/3.75mm - 16”/40cm circular needles for neck cast on
US#6/4.00mm – 24”/60cm and 16”/40cm circular needles or DPNs for main body and sleeves

TOOLS AND NOTIONS - 2 pieces of scrap yarn, several removable markers, tapestry needle for weaving in ends; ribbon for steeking(optional); 9 15mm buttons

GAUGE - 20 sts/27 rows per 4” square using US#6/4.00mm needles in Stockinette st post blocking or size to obtain gauge

TECHNIQUES USED - Knitting in the round, stranded knitting, steeks

DIFFICULTY LEVEL - Intermediate

All photos are by Daphne Huang