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Knit a cardigan
The Trysil Cardigan is a timeless knit with a touch of fantasy, which we love to wear on any occasion. It has a straight cut with set-in sleeves and a rounded neckline. It closes at the front with a button placket and mother-of-pearl buttons dyed in the color of the yarn. The cardigan is knitted in Diam, a 100% natural yarn made from superfine merino, the softest of the merino. A fancy openwork stitch adorns the fronts and the middle of the back. Wear the Trysil Cardigan as a dressy item or as a complement to a casual outfit. You can wear it closed, like a jumper, or open over a blouse or T-shirt.
Fancy openwork stitches
The Trysil cardigan is knitted with needles n°4 (6 US). The fancy stitches used require some knitting experience and mastery of the following techniques:
• Knit knit and purl stitches
• Increase and decrease stitches
• Make yarn over and continuous stitches
• Knit stitches together
• Bind off and assembly
If you know these techniques, you can go for this project. To help you to knit eyelet patterns, you can visit our tutorial to learn how to knit them.
The Diam yarn is available in many colors: light, pastel, dark. Choose the color that suits you. Then select the size you wish to knit. If necessary, visit the size guide to determine the size.
Everything you need is included in the knitting kit: wool balls, buttons, sewing heart, optional knitting needles and the knitting pattern in all sizes from S to XL. If you want the needles in your kit, click on "with needles", otherwise click on "without needles". You will also need some sewing tools, such as a pair of scissors, a tape measure, a wool needle and a stitch holder. Visit our Haberdashery page to complete your kit.
To keep your cardigan for a long time, space out the washings, use little detergent and air it out to remove any bad smell. Wash by hand in water <30 degrees or machine wash, wool cycle, if it has a balance program. Rinse with clean water and the same temperature without adding softener. Squeeze without wringing and dry flat in a ventilated area. Iron under steam. Dry flat in an unconfined area.