(Grown up) Silver Birch
(Grown up) Silver Birch is the adult sized version of my Silver Birch cardigan. Perfect for keeping warm on chilly days, this classic hooded cardigan is worked seamlessly from the bottom up with a bold cable design on the fronts, back and sleeves. The adult version features set in sleeves and gentle waist shaping for a flattering fit.
Both charted and written instructions are included for the cable pattern.
XS(S, M, L, XL, XXL)
Bust: 31(35, 39, 43.5, 47, 51) inches / 78(87.5, 97, 108.5, 118, 127.5) cm
It is intended to be worn with approx. 1-3 inches / 2.5-7.5 cm positive ease. Choose a size up to 3 inches / 7.5 cm larger than your actual bust measurement. Shown in size S with 1 inch / 2.5 cm positive ease.
Knit in the round
Pick up stitches
Short row shaping
Three needle cast off
DK weight yarn 50g/130 yd skein x 11(12, 12, 14, 15, 16) skeins
US 4 (3.5mm) circular needle (at least 32 inches / 80 cm long) and set of double pointed needles
US 6 (4mm) circular needle (at least 32 inches / 80 cm long) and set of double pointed needles
2 stitch markers
3 stitch holders or waste yarn
8 buttons (approx. 0.75 inch / 20 mm in diameter)
The body is worked flat from the bottom up in one piece to the underarms, where it is split into front and back pieces which are worked to the shoulders. The shoulders are shaped with short rows
and then joined using a three needle cast off. Stitches are picked up to work the hood, the button band and the sleeves which are worked down in the round with short row shaping for the sleeve caps.