The Letho Cardigan KAL


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This Knit Along will last 8 weeks.


 Striking Letho is perfect for warding off chilly weather, and allows for easy layering over other pieces. She combines an understated, comfortable shape with some thrilling, but simple to work details.

The edges of the cardigan are adorned with welts and slip stitch colorwork to provide interest and structure. The cozy brioche collar and cuffs add drama, but also invite you to cocoon in the warm embrace of the cardigan.
Directions for tailoring the fit of Letho to your personal flair are given in the pattern.

Letho has an interesting, seamless construction, with elegant and decorative details.
The cardigan is worked sideways, in two halves, starting at the brioche sleeve cuffs to the center of the back. The body is constructed using a double sided provisional cast-on for an invisible side seam. The pattern contains a phototutorial on this technique.
Once the right and the left half of the cardigan are worked they are joined by a three needle bind off on the outside. The stitches for the body ribbing are then picked up and worked down to the lower edge of the cardigan. After finishing the ribbing the colorwork, the welts and a brioche collar are worked around the fronts and back neck.

Sizes XXS (XS, S, M, L) {1X, 2X, 3X}
Finished bust measurements (with the Brioche Collar overlapping at the front):  36.25 (39.5, 42.5, 46.5, 51.25) {53.5, 58.25, 63}”

The cardigan is designed to have approx 15 cm / 6“ of positive ease, so it can be worn over other layers as outerwear. If you prefer a more fitted garment, please read the notes in the pattern on how to choose your size.
The sample is shown in size S and has 17,5 cm / 7” of positive ease around the bust.

MC :1040 (1100, 1150, 1250, 1370) {1530, 1600, 1750} yards of both yarns (Worsted weight and mohair). We suggest Far or Cotton Merino for the main yarn and Sensai or Kidsilk Haze for the mohair options.

CC1: 45 (45, 45, 50, 50) {55, 55, 60} yards.

CC2: 65 (65, 65, 70, 70) {75, 75, 80} yards.

Measured after blocking.
Stockinette stitch: Needle A, 18 sts and 25 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4”.
Brioche: Needle B, 14 sts and 44 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4”.