Bulky Brioche Cardigan – Ann Budd
For this generous raglan sweater, Ann Budd has knitted a bulky hand-dyed yarn in brioche stitch to give a vertical element to the inherent horizontal stripes. The sweater body and sleeves are worked in the round from the lower edges to the armholes, then joined and continued as a single piece to the loose, open neck. Ann shapes the armholes along raglan lines by working double decreases that maintain the integrity of the rib pattern. When the piece comes off the needles, the only seams to sew are at the underarms.
Finished Size 351⁄4 (381⁄2, 411⁄2, 443⁄4, 48)" (89.5 [98, 105.5, 113.5, 122] cm) bust/chest circumference. Sweater shown measures 411⁄2" (105.5 cm).
Yarn Black Forest Yarns Naturwolle (100% wool; 110 yd [110 m]/100 g): #60 potpourri, 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) skeins. Yarn distributed by Muench Yarns.
Needles Size 11 (8 mm): 24" (60-cm) circular (cir) and set of 4 or 5 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); open-ring or removable markers; stitch holders; tapestry needle.
Gauge 10 sts and 24 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in brioche st, worked in the rnd. To check your rnd gauge in brioche st, measure straight up along a single column of knit sts on the RS, and count each st in the column as 2 rnds.