This was a real challenge and experiment in shaping. I started with the large shawl collar in 2 different rib patterns..
Why not continue to knit sideways ? With the ribbing, maybe ? Not all of them, for sure. I wanted the body to be mainly stockinette stitch. Only a few ribbing sections than ?
As by miracle everything fell in it’s place when I continued the body. The slanted 2/2 ribbing at the bottom and at the top to shape the arm opening. It all seemed perfect, haha.
Can’t believe I came up with this construction. The body is closed at the back with contrasting 3 needle bind off’s.
A slight A-line at the bottom shaped by working a few short rows.
Finally the sleeves are worked top down in the round.
Row gauge is quite important for this project as it is worked sideways. If you should make this with Superwash yarn like Wollmeise Pure for example, the cardigan will be longer (which is not too bad, I think). You can see some examples on the pattern page
Sizes: XS, S, M, L , XL, XXL
finished measurements (chest): 35.5 / 38.5 / 42.5 / 46.5 / 50.5 / 54.5 “ (90 / 98 / 108 / 118 / 128 / 138 cm )
Intended to be worn with of ± 12.5 to 20 cm / 5 to 8” of positive ease
What you’ll need
MC: ± 1250, 1350, 1470, 1600, 1750, 1880m (1370, 1500, 1620, 1750, 1920, 2060 yards) of fingering weight / 4 ply
CC: a left over of fingering weight / 4 ply
± 100 m / 110 yards
3,5 mm (US 4) circular needle
3,5 mm (US 4) straight needles
4,5 mm (US 7) needle for the 3 needle bind off
3 mm (US 2 1/2) circular needle for the sleeves
2,5 mm (US 1 1/2) circular needle
25 sts and 39 rows stockinette stitch with the middle sized needle (3,5 mm / US 4) = 10 x 10 cm (4”x4”)
Check it out here